Massachusetts gas prices increase for first time since early May


CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – The average cost of a gallon of gasoline in Massachusetts has jumped 3 cents in the past week to $2.67 for a gallon, the first price increase since early May.

AAA Northeast said the increase was driven by higher crude oil prices, increased demand, a shrinking supply, and the closure of a major refinery in Philadelphia.

The current price is 4 cents lower than the national average and 17 cents lower than the Massachusetts per-gallon average a year ago.

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