BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts gas prices have jumped another nickel in the past week, and have now increased 18 cents in the past month and a half.

AAA Southern New England reported Monday that self-serve regular is now selling for an average of $2.97 per gallon, two cents above the national average.

WBZ-TV’s Peg Rusconi reports.

The current price is 36 cents more than at the same time last year.

AAA found self-serve regular selling as low as $2.84 per gallon to as high as $3.09.

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Comments (6)
  1. Denise says:

    Once again people will have to start choosing what they can afford! And when they figure out they can make more sitting home vs getting out and finding a job… who wins then?

  2. Jean says:

    Just drove down to Florida and noted gas prices up to 20 cents less all the way down Route 95. Why are prices more in Massachusetts? Could it be taxes????

  3. betsy says:

    Have you checked prices on Martha’s Vineyard lately..? How about close to $4.00 a gallon…. Ouch..!! And , No, we’re not all rich down here..

  4. wmca_goodguys says:

    Remember, folks, Obama said two years ago he’d have no problem with US gas prices at $5-7 per gallon (we’d be like Europe – which he’d like – where our standard of living is lowered a bit thanks to energy costs and we’d be on par with other world countries). Governor Patrick suggested raising gas taxes during the last four years?! Just realize that the world situation is relatively stable right now and as soon as turmoil erupts somewhere (and it surely will) watch how our middle class takes a major economic hit. Then, there’s always Cap and Trade to do us in if gasoline doesn’t. Heaven help us.

  5. metoo says:

    Maybe if enough of us can’t afford to run our cars anymore, we can all stop making payments on them too. If enough of us did that, then the banks would be hurting as well. Then they might put some pressure on the oil companies to back off some. After all, where do the oil companies keep their money? The banks.

  6. Just sayin' says:

    The gas companies want to be sure they make their billions this year.

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