Iraq Unrest Blamed For 4-Cent Rise In Mass. Gas Prices Last Week

BOSTON (AP) – A 4-cent jump in the cost of a gallon of gasoline in Massachusetts in the past week is being blamed on unrest in Iraq.

Check: Best Gas Prices Near You

AAA Southern New England said Monday that self-serve, regular is up to $3.68 per gallon, equaling the highest weekly average price recorded by AAA in Massachusetts this year.

The current price is the same as the national average and 3 cents per gallon higher than a month ago, and a full 20 cents per gallon higher than a year ago at this time.

The national average of is the highest price recorded nationally on this date in six years.

AAA found self-serve, regular selling as low as $3.53 in Massachusetts and as high as $3.89.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

MORE LOCAL NEWS FROM CBS BOSTON

 

Comments

One Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Boston

Summer of Savings
Download Weather App

Listen Live