Gas prices in Massachusetts hit record high, AAA says

Gas prices in Massachusetts hit record high, AAA says

Gas prices in Massachusetts hit record high, AAA says



REPORTER: IT’S THE PRICTHE AT MANY DRIVERS NEVER EVEN NOTICE. BUT DIESEL IS THE UNSEEN INGREDIENT IN SO MANY OF THE THINGS WE BUY. AND IN MASSACHUSETTS, ITS PRICE HAS MORE THAN UBDOLED. WARREN SHAW USES DIESEL FUEL TO POR WEHIS TRACTORS AND OTHER EQUIPMENT ON HIS DAIRY FARM IN DRACUT. IN FACT, NEXT TO FEED FOR HIS COWS, SHAW SAYS IT’S HIS BIGGEST EXPEE.NS >>DIESEL IS REALLY CUTTING THE HEART OUT OF OUR OPERATING BUDGET RIGHT NOW. REPORTER: ACCORDING TO AAA, IN MASSACHUSETTS THE AVERAGE STCO OF A REGULAR GAS HAS GONE FROM $2.86 A GALLON TO $4.39 A GALLON OVER THE PAST YEAR, UP 5.3% IN THAT SAME TIME, DIESEL HAS GONE FROM $3.03 TO $6. A27 GALLON, AN INCREASE OF 107%. WARREN, WHO’S ALSO PRESIDENT OF THE MASSACHUSETTS FARM BUREAU, SAYS HE’S NOT RAISED HIS MILK PRICES, AT LEAST NOT YET. HOW MUCH MORE DOES DIESEL HAVE TO GO UP FOR YOU TO NUDGE THAT MILK PRICE UP? >> NOT MUCH. REPORTER: ANTHD E EFFECT OF FUEL PRICES ON FOOD PRICES DOESN’T END AT THE FARM. THE TRUCKS THAT HAUL FOOD TO STORES ALSO RUN ON DIESEL. SO DO THE REFRIGERATED TRAILERS THEY PL.UL AND SO THEY THINGS THAT ARE IN THE BACK OF YOUR TRUCK? ARE THEY COSTING ME MORE AS WELL. >> I SEE THAT HIGHER DIESEL NUMBER IN EVERYTHING THAT I BUY. ALMOST THAT YOU BUY IS DELIVERED BY TRUCK. REPORTER: SHAW PREDICTS DIESEL PRICES HAVE GOTTEN SO HIGH MORE OIL REFINERIES WILL SOON SWITCH TO MAKING IT. HE SAYS THAT WILL LIKELY STABILIZE DIESEL PRICES BUT DRIVE UP THE COST OF GASOLINE EVEN MORE. >> NONE OF IT’S GOOD. REPORTER: US DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PREDICTED FOOD PRICES IN THE UNITED STATES WILL RISE THIS YEAR BETWEEN% 5

Gas prices in Massachusetts hit record high, AAA says

Gas prices in Massachusetts have hit a record high, according to new data Monday from AAA. The national average is $4.32 per gallon, AAA said. The price of diesel also hit a record high in Massachusetts. The price is now $6.27 per gallon — that’s more than double what it was one year ago. In Massachusetts, the average price for a gallon of regular has climbed 18 cents in the last week. In the last month, the average has increased by 27 cents.Experts said fluctuating oil prices and a tight gas supply are to blame for the recent spike.

Gas prices in Massachusetts have hit a record high, according to new data Monday from AAA.

The average price of regular gasoline in the Bay State is now $4.39 per gallon, according to AAA. The national average is $4.32 per gallon, AAA said.

The price of diesel also hit a record high in Massachusetts. The price is now $6.27 per gallon — that’s more than double what it was one year ago.

In Massachusetts, the average price for a gallon of regular has climbed 18 cents in the last week. In the last month, the average has increased by 27 cents.

Experts said fluctuating oil prices and a tight gas supply are to blame for the recent spike.

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