Gas Prices Surge More Than 30 Cents in a Month; Are you Driving Less?
The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline has risen to $3.79 in Concord over the past month.
Gas prices in Concord 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 for a gallon of regular was $3.79, up signifcantly over 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.
According to prices listed on AAA's app, least expensive gallon of gas on Tuesday was being sold at Concord Gas, but its listed price of $3.59 was nearly a week old. More recent prices put the next cheapest gas -- $3.76 per gallon -- at the Gulf station at the rotary. It's more expensive by a dime at the Mobil on Main Street, while the Gulf station in West Concord and E & S Mobile Service both check in at $3.90 per 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.