Massachusetts Gas Prices Up Another Nickel

HYANNIS – Gas prices in Massachusetts rose a nickel over the past week.

AAA Northeast reports that the average price of a gallon of self-serve, regular in the Bay State is $2.81.

That price is six cents below the national average but 52 cents higher than the same time last year.

“The geopolitical tensions prompted by the White House decision to re-impose sanctions on Iran, combined with higher crude oil prices, growing global demand, shrinking supply, and the seasonal switchover to summer blend gasoline are all combining to drive up prices at the pump,” said Mary Maguire, AAA Northeast Director of Public and Legislative Affairs.

Prices on Cape Cod range between $2.81 and $2.99, according to GasBuddy.com.

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