BOSTON (CBS) – Gasoline prices in Massachusetts are still averaging above $ 3 a gallon, holding steady at $ 3.02 for another week. But drivers may see some relief in August, according to AAA.
The average price of gasoline in the state is 13 cents below the national average of $ 3.15 per gallon.
“In order to make pump prices less expensive, OPEC will have to press ahead with its production increases, crude will have to be constantly sold at lower prices and the market will have to adjust to the possible resurgence of COVID cases,” said Mary Maguire of AAA Northeast. in a sentence. “If these factors are consistently true, pump prices could be less expensive in August, although the national average could still be at or above the $ 3-a-gallon mark.”
Gasoline prices in Massachusetts are 4 cents higher than a month ago and 88 cents higher than this time last year.