Average price of gas in Mass. rises above $4 per gallon, AAA says

KATIE IS BACK WITH MORE ON THE SURGE IN GAS PRICES. KATIE: DURING THE FIRST FULL WEEK OF RUSSIA’S INVAONFSI UKRAINE, THE PRICE OF REGULAR GAS ROSE BY ALMOST 41 CENTS, ACCORDING TO AAA. THAT’S THE SECOND LARGEST JP FOR AVERAGE NATIONAL PRICES IN A WEEK, GASBUDDY REPOR.TS RIGHT NOW, THE NATIONAL AVERAGE FOR GAS IS $4.06. THAT’S THE HIGHEST PRICES HAVE BEEN SINCE 2008. THE ALL-TIME HIGH WAS SET IN JULY OF THAT YEAR, AT $4.10 PER GALLON. OVERNIGHT, MASSACHUSETTS GAS PRICES ROSE NINE CENTSO T AVERAGE OF $4.16 A GALLON. DEPENDING ON WHERE YOU LIVE, YOU COULD BE PAYING MORE. AT THISTS ATION IN HYDE PARK, GAS PRICES ARE CLOSING IN ON $5 A GALLON SO HOW CAN YOU SAVE? EXPERTS SAY USING APPS LIKE GAS BUDDY CAN HELP YOU FIND SGA STATIONS WITH LOW PRICES. ALSO AVOID ACCELERATING OR STOPPING FAST THOSE ACTISON GREATLY INCREASE FUEL CONSUM

Average price of gas in Massachusetts sets new record high, according to AAA

Prices climb to average of $4.16 per gallon

The average price of regular gasoline in Massachusetts has risen above $4 per gallon for the first time since the Great Recession, according to AAA. AAA said the average price for gas in the Bay State rose from $3.959 per gallon for regular unleaded on Saturday to $4.079 per gallon on Sunday and rose again to $4.16 per gallon on Monday. That’s a new record high, beating the previous high of $4.092 per gallon, which was set July 8, 2008.NewsCenter 5 found prices for regular gasoline as high as $4.29 per gallon at some stations on both Saturday and Sunday.The rise in gasoline prices is attributed to the instability in Ukraine caused by the ongoing Russian invasion. The average price for regular gas in Massachusetts was $3.62 per gallon last week, $3.44 per gallon last month and $2.68 per gallon last year. As of Sunday, it costs $61.19 on average to fill a 15-gallon tank with regular unleaded gasoline. Just last month, the cost to fill that 15-gallon gas tank was nearly $10 less at $51.62 on average. A year ago, the cost was more than $20 less at $40.20 on average. AAA said the national average price for regular gasoline rose from $3.992 per gallon on Saturday to $4.009 per gallon on Sunday and $4.065 on Monday. The highest national average price for regular unleaded gas was recorded on July 17, 2008, at $4.114 per gallon.

The average price of regular gasoline in Massachusetts has risen above $4 per gallon for the first time since the Great Recession, according to AAA.

AAA said the average price for gas in the Bay State rose from $3.959 per gallon for regular unleaded on Saturday to $4.079 per gallon on Sunday and rose again to $4.16 per gallon on Monday. That’s a new record high, beating the previous high of $4,092 per gallon, which was set July 8, 2008.

NewsCenter 5 found prices for regular gasoline as high as $4.29 per gallon at some stations on both Saturday and Sunday.

The rise in gasoline prices is attributed to the instability in Ukraine caused by the ongoing Russian invasion.

The average price for regular gas in Massachusetts was $3.62 per gallon last week, $3.44 per gallon last month and $2.68 per gallon last year.

As of Sunday, it costs $61.19 on average to fill a 15-gallon tank with regular unleaded gasoline. Just last month, the cost to fill that 15-gallon gas tank was nearly $10 less at $51.62 on average. A year ago, the cost was more than $20 less at $40.20 on average.

AAA said the national average price for regular gasoline rose from $3.992 per gallon on Saturday to $4.009 per gallon on Sunday and $4.065 on Monday. The highest national average price for regular unleaded gas was recorded on July 17, 2008, at $4.114 per gallon.

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