Gas Prices Surge More Than 30 Cents in a Month; Are you Driving Less?
The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline has gone from $3.43 to $3.74 in Danvers over the past month.
Gas prices in Easton continue their upward march, with prices reaching the highest point ever in February and up more than a quarter in the past month.
AAA Southern New England said its survey of prices in Massachusetts on Monday found self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $3.72 per gallon, four cents higher than a week ago and up 31 cents over the past month.
On Tuesday, the average price of a gallon of regular gas in Danvers was $3.81, also up 36 cents from a month ago, according to AAA.
The national average for self serve unleaded of $3.73 and a year ago at this time the Massachusetts average price was $3.60.
The least expensive gallon of gas on Monday was being sold at Mutual Oil on Washington Street, which was selling for $3.76 a gallon.
AAA offers a new gas saving tip each week with its gas price updates. This week, the AAA suggests drivers accelerate smoothly and brake gradually - it’s safer, uses less gas and reduces brake wear.
Tell us: Have you noticed the higher gas prices? If so, how are you reacting? Are you driving less? Tell us in the comments.