WOW! The Price of A Gallon of Gas Has Stayed the Same In Massachusetts?
Well, for the first time in quite a while, we can say that the price of a gallon of gas in Massachusetts has remained the same as it was the previous week on average. It seems like gas prices have been steadily rising with no end in sight.
No change in price this week at the pump...
According to AAA Northeast, the average gas price at the pumps in Massachusetts is averaging $3.42 per gallon, which is the same that it was last week. The price is however 5 cents higher than it was a month ago at this time and $1.34 higher today than it was at this time one year ago, on Nov. 29th, 2020.
Too soon to say exactly why there is no change...
It’s too soon to tell if fears of a global economic slowdown prompted by the Omicron variant will put downward pressure on oil prices for the long term... But for now, the upward pricing pressure caused by tighter supply and higher demand seems to have abated, and that seems to be stabilizing prices at the pump. ~ Mary Maguire, Director of Public/Government Affairs
What are we paying in the Berkshires?
The AAA website lists the average prices in the metro areas of all states, including Massachusetts. You can see the list HERE. Pittsfield is the one local city that is listed. According to AAA, the average Pittsfield price for regular gas is $3.42 per gallon. Mid-grade gasoline is currently at $3.69 per gallon, and if you put premium gas in your tank in Pittsfield, you will be paying nearly $3.91 per gallon.
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