Average price of gas in Mass. rises above $ 4 per gallon, AAA says

JOSH BROGADIR REPORTS, T SHEURGE IN GAS PRICES HAS LEFT SOME DRIVERS CONSIDERING OTHER ALTERNIVES.AT REPORTER: YOU’VE NO DOUBT ENSE IT FOR YOURSELANF D ASKED, HOW MUCH IS IT GOING TO COST ME? IT IS CERTAINLY RISING. >> IT’S PRETTY RIDICULOUS. >> RIDICULOUS. REPORTER: THEY SAID IT AND I’M NOT HERE TO DISAGREE. STICKER SHOCK AT THE PUMP. AND NOW, THOUGHTS ON CHANGING WHAT YOU DO IF YOU CAN. >> I DRIVE AS MINIMALLY AS I CAN. AND TO ME, I THINK THAT’S THE WATOO.Y CUT YOUR TRIPS. I MEAN, PLAN IT OUT OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. I PAY AT LEAST $ 200 A WEEK. I GO FROM CONNECTICUT TO NATK.IC I DRIVE EVERY DAY. REPORTER: HIS 15 GALLONS AND YOURS IS NOW GOING TO BE MORE THAN 60 BUS.CK OVERNIGHT, AAA JUST BUMPED UP THE ESTIMATED PRICE TO $ 4.01 ON AVERAGE ACROSS THE NATION. THAT’S UP 9 CENTS FROM YESTERY AND $ 1.25 FROM A YEAR AGO. EVEN MORE IF YOU USE PREMIUM. >> YEAH, $ 4..99 REPORTER: SO HOW MUCH WAS YOUR FILL-UP JUST NOW? >> $ .50 RERT: PO YOU CAN ALSO EXPECT HOME HEATING AND FOOD PRICES TO RISE WITH IT DUE TO THE RELIANCE ON CRUDE OIL AND FUEL FOR TRANSPORTATION. THIS ALL IS ATTRIBUTED TTHEO INSTABILITY IN UKRAINE AS RUSSIA CONTINUES ITS ATTACK >> UNLESS THE WARS GO DOWN OR WHATEVER, OR WE FIND SOME KIND OR ALTERNATIVE WAY OF GETTING OIL COMING IN AND EVENTUALLY, I GUESS THE PRICE WILL GO. BUT WHAT GOES UP, MAY NOT COME DOWN AS MUCH. REPORTER: THE LAST TIME WE SAW PRICES TS HIHIGH? YOU HAVE TO GO BACK 17 YEARS. JUST AFTER THE HURRICANE CAT

Average price of gas in Massachusetts rises above $ 4 per gallon, according to AAA

The average price of regular gasoline in Massachusetts has risen above $ 4 per gallon for the first time since the Great Recession, according to AAA.AAA said the average price for gas in the Bay State rose from $ 3,959 per gallon on Saturday to $ 4,079 per gallon on Sunday.NewsCenter 5 found prices for regular gasoline as high as $ 4.29 per gallon at some stations on both Saturday and Sunday.The rise in gasoline prices is attributed to the instability in Ukraine caused by the ongoing Russian invasion.Previously, the average price for regular gas in Massachusetts was $ 3,618 per gallon last week, $ 3,441 per gallon last month and $ 2.68 per gallon last year.As of Sunday, it costs $ 61.19 on average to fill a 15-gallon tank with regular unleaded gasoline. Just last month, the cost to fill that 15-gallon gas tank was nearly $ 10 less at $ 51.62 on average. A year ago, the cost was more than $ 20 less at $ 40.20 on average.According to AAA data, the highest recorded average price for regular unleaded gasoline is $ 4,092 per gallon, which was set July 8, 2008.AAA said the national average price for regular gasoline rose from $ 3,992 per gallon on Saturday to $ 4,009 per gallon on Sunday. The highest national average price for regular unleaded gas was recorded on July 17, 2008, at $ 4,114 per gallon.

The average price of regular gasoline in Massachusetts has risen above $ 4 per gallon for the first time since the Great Recession, according to AAA.

AAA said the average price for gas in the Bay State rose from $ 3,959 per gallon on Saturday to $ 4,079 per gallon on Sunday.

NewsCenter 5 found prices for regular gasoline as high as $ 4.29 per gallon at some stations on both Saturday and Sunday.

The rise in gasoline prices is attributed to the instability in Ukraine caused by the ongoing Russian invasion.

Previously, the average price for regular gas in Massachusetts was $ 3,618 per gallon last week, $ 3,441 per gallon last month and $ 2.68 per gallon last year.

As of Sunday, it costs $ 61.19 on average to fill a 15-gallon tank with regular unleaded gasoline. Just last month, the cost to fill that 15-gallon gas tank was nearly $ 10 less at $ 51.62 on average. A year ago, the cost was more than $ 20 less at $ 40.20 on average.

According to AAA data, the highest recorded average price for regular unleaded gasoline is $ 4,092 per gallon, which was set July 8, 2008.

AAA said the national average price for regular gasoline rose from $ 3,992 per gallon on Saturday to $ 4,009 per gallon on Sunday. The highest national average price for regular unleaded gas was recorded on July 17, 2008, at $ 4,114 per gallon.

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