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Halloween brings spike in gas prices in Massachusetts from a week ago, according to AAA



Westwood, MA, October 31, 2022 — According to AAA, the average gas price in Massachusetts is up 19 cents from last week ($3.58), averaging $3.77 per gallon. The combination of tight supplies and strong demand have driven prices locally to the highest point in eight weeks, according to AAA Northeast. Today’s price is 26 cents higher than a month ago ($3.51), and 39 cents higher than October 31, 2021 ($3.38). Massachusetts’ average gas price is 1 cent higher than the national average.

“While prices continue to decrease in many regions of the country, lack of inventory and sustained demand here in the northeast are driving up our prices at the pump,” said Mary Maguire, AAA Northeast Vice President of Public and Government Affairs.

AAA Northeast’s October 31 survey of fuel prices found the current national average to be 3 cents lower than last week ($3.79), averaging $3.76 a gallon. Today’s national average price is 3 cents lower than a month ago ($3.79), and 36 cents higher than this day last year ($3.40).

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