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State Gas Prices Spike; Highest Prices Of The Year Blamed On Iraq Crisis

Jun 24, 2014 07:15PM ● By Bill Gilman

The following information was submitted by AAA.

Concerns about unrest in Iraq have had a nationwide impact on the price of oil and gasoline over the past week, and Massachusetts is no exception as prices locally are up four cents in the last seven days, according to AAA Southern New England.

AAA’s June 23rd survey of prices in Massachusetts found self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $3.68 per gallon, up four cents from last week and equaling the highest weekly average price recorded by AAA in Massachusetts this year. Prices locally are three cents higher than a month ago. The current price is the same as the national average for self serve unleaded of $3.68. A year ago at this time the Massachusetts average price was 20 cents lower at $3.48.

“The average price of $3.68 per gallon is the highest price recorded nationally on this date in six years,” said Mary Maguire, AAA Southern New England Director of Public and Legislative Affairs. “Much of the attention of global market watchers is on the violence in Iraq and the potential impact on the oil producing capability of that country.”

The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 36 cents, from a low of $3.53 to a high of $3.89. AAA advises motorists to shop around for the best prices in their area, and to make sure they and their passengers buckle up — every trip-every time.

Today’s Greater Boston average gas prices and their ranges are as follows:

Week Ago$3.691$3.858$3.986$3.995
Month Ago$3.683$3.850$3.977$4.024
Year Ago$3.538$3.722$3.857$3.890

Highest Recorded Average Price

Regular Unl.$4.0877/9/2008

Find the most up-to-date local gas prices with the AAA Fuel Finder by logging onto and clicking on Gas Saving Tips & Tools. AAA members can also obtain a copy of the Gas Watcher’s Guide at their local AAA Southern New England office.

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