Gasoline prices in Massachusetts are up three cents this week, according to AAA Northeast.
AAA’s March 11 survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.39 per gallon.
The Massachusetts price is eight cents lower than the national average for regular unleaded of $2.47.
A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was eleven cents higher at $2.50.
“Increasing demand, fluctuating oil prices, and decreasing supplies have combined to drive gas prices up across the country,” said Mary Maguire, Director of Public and Legislative Affairs. “Pump prices may continue to increase in coming weeks, but AAA does not expect this year’s high to be nearly as expensive as last year’s national peak price of $2.97.”
The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 82 cents, from a low of $2.23 to a high of $3.05.