Gas prices across the Commonwealth are up one cent this week, according to a new report from AAA Northeast.
However, even with the increase, Massachusetts drivers can expect a drop in gas prices during the holiday season as the supply for gas strengthens and the fall demand weakens.
“Nationally, gas prices are 10 cents cheaper on the month and will continue to drop as we count down the days to the holidays,” said Mary Maguire, Director of Public and Legislative Affairs. “AAA expects gasoline demand to weaken throughout the winter, which translates to better prices at the pump.”
As of Dec. 11, Mass. gas prices for self-serve, regular unleaded is averaging at $2.49 per gallon — three cents above the national average .
Last year at this time, gas prices in the state were 32 cents lower at $2.17.
Today’s local gas prices and their ranges are as follows:
Self Serve Grade
$2.49 ($2.31-$2.79) Regular Unleaded
$2.76 ($2.55-$2.99) Midgrade Unleaded
$2.94 ($2.71-$3.25) Premium Unleaded
$2.77 ($2.69-$2.94) Diesel