BOSTON (CBS) — Gas prices are up again, but only slightly in Massachusetts. AAA said Monday that the average cost per gallon went up a single penny from last week to $3.41.
With that small increase, the price in Massachusetts now matches the nationwide average.READ MORE: Vaccinated Westboro High School And Middle School Students Allowed To Remove Masks
“A slight dip in gas demand, possibly due to seasonal driving habit changes, is contributing to some price relief at the pump,” AAA Northeast’s Mary Maguire said in a statement. “Unfortunately, the ongoing tight supply of crude oil will likely keep gas prices fluctuating, instead of dropping, for some time.”READ MORE: Over 200 UMass Memorial Health Employees Fired After Not Receiving COVID Vaccine
The price of gas in Massachusetts is 18 cents higher than a month ago and $1.34 higher than it was at this time last year.MORE NEWS: Construction Underway At New Hampshire Ice Castles