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 $3.88 in Bedford over the past month.


Gas prices in Bedford 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 Wednesday, the average price for a gallon of regular was $3.88, 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 the Great Road Gulf with a listed price of $3.80. More prices put the next cheapest gas -- $3.86 per gallon -- at both the Great Road Shell Station and Northside Convenience. The price is higher by more than a dime at the Sunoco on Great Road at $3.98 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.


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