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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.

Ronald Aldridge February 20, 2013 at 11:32 AM
Driving less. Why is gas prices going up? The Oil companies already are making record profits and no reason for it to be above $3 a gallon. The companies use a lot of smoke and mirrors for excusesses of why the gas prices are so high however the oil companies are passing the cost of their mistakes like BP oil spill in the gulf on to consumers so they continue to make profits.
David Barton February 20, 2013 at 11:33 AM
Driving the same, cost is more!

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