Gas Prices in Mass Level Off This Week
The price of gasoline in Massachusetts has halted its climb.
According to AP, AAA Northeast says its weekly survey found self-serve regular selling for an average of $2.92 per gallon the same as a week ago.
That's two cents below the national average of $2.94. The average price of gasoline in Massachusetts is 63 cents higher than it was a year ago.
AAA found gas in the state selling for as low as $2.74 per gallon to as high as $3.09.
In the Berkshires the gas prices ranged from $2.81 to $2.89 around Pittsfield, $3.06 to $3.11 in North Adams and in Great Barrington prices ranged fro $2.95 to $3.05 a gallon on regular.
AP reported that Director of Public and Legislative Affairs Mary Maguire says continued growth in crude oil production is helping reduce crude prices. She says:
"it signals that supply is growing alongside strong global crude demand."
Hopefully the trend will start downward as more and more people travel during the summer.