AAA: Mass. gas prices $1.00 higher than a year ago

WESTWOOD, Mass. — The price of gas in Massachusetts is now $1.00 higher than it was a year ago.

According to AAA, Massachusetts average gas price is up 5 cents from last week, averaging $3.44 per gallon.

The price is 7 cents higher than a month ago, and a dollar higher than February 7, 2021 when it was $2.44.

AAA blames the rise on “blustery winter weather and geopolitical tensions” which are helping to drive the price of oil to nearly $30 more than it was in August.

AAA also says concerns that Russia “will react to potential western sanctions by withholding crude oil from the already tight global market puts heavy upward pressure on prices.”

“This shows how events on the other side of the globe can have a noticeable impact right here in the U.S,” says Mary Maguire, AAA Director of Public/Government Affairs. “And unfortunately for drivers, they are reminded of this by higher prices at the pump.”

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