Gas prices down across MA, could climb following winter storm

MASS. — As many people hit the road to return home from their holiday destinations, there’s a bit of good news -- Gas prices are down in Massachusetts.

According to AAA, the average price for a gallon of gas in Massachusetts is $3.38. That’s one cent cheaper than this time last year on Dec. 26, 2021.

The national average is $3.10 per gallon, which is down nearly 20 cents from this day last year when gas cost $3.29 per gallon.

Enjoy these lower prices while they last, though, as last week’s storm could cause the cost of gas to climb in the coming days.

The Economic Times reports Friday’s monster storm impacted oil refineries from North Dakota to Texas.

Bitterly cold temperatures in the Lone Star State impacted the country’s largest oil refinery, and about 1.5 million barrels of daily refining capacity in the U.S. Gulf Coast was paused due to winter weather.

Oil fields in North Dakota were producing just one third of their normal output.

Lower supply with high demand could cause gas prices to climb again in some spots.

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