MA gas prices rise slightly

A gas station and car wash at the corner of Oak and Divisadero streets

Gasoline prices are nearly 30 cents higher per gallon than a year ago, but almost 15 cents lower than this time in 2015. The number of stations selling gasoline under $2 per gallon rose to 10.9% today, up from 9.4% a week ago, while notably higher than a year ago (76.1%).

The Houston-area average for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline still rose almost half a cent in the last week up to $2.08, while the national average remains at $2.29, according to GasBuddy, which tracks fuel prices and refining activity.

In Georgia, the most expensive areas are Atlanta ($2.19), Savannah ($2.19), and Athens ($2.15). The average is down 2.8 cents in the past month.

The national average was $2.292 on Monday, down from $2.298 a week ago but up from $1.982 previous year. "Gulf Coast refineries are moving into their peak maintenance season, causing them to reduce gasoline production at a time when demand is slowly rising". The highest average was about $2.38 in the Lansing area.




Prices will begin to rise if West Texas Intermediate benchmark crude oil prices can get back above $50 a barrel and stay that way, Jenkins said.

Prices here have dropped about 4.2 cents over the last month.

Springfield has the cheapest gas in the state, at $2.19.

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