MA Press Release List

GAS PRICES UP THREE CENTS, SAYS AAA

January 15th, 2018

Gasoline prices in Massachusetts are up three cents this week, according to AAA Northeast. AAA’s January 15 survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.51 per gallon. The Massachusetts price is two cents below the national average for regular unleaded of $2.53. A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was 26 cents lower at $2.25.“Crude oil prices rose almost 5 percent last week, and are pushing up prices at the pump as a result. We are starting 2018 with the h...Read More


CRASH RISK REMAINS HIGH WHEN USING MODERN SMART PHONES

January 9th, 2018

            Drivers interacting with cell phones to perform tasks such as texting or surfing the internet are two to eight times more likely to be involved in a crash, according to a new report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Drivers who are talking on their cell phones are up to four times as likely to be involved in a crash.             The new report updates previous research, some of which...Read More


GAS PRICES UP FIVE CENTS, SAYS AAA

January 8th, 2018

Gasoline prices in Massachusetts are up five cents this week, according to AAA Northeast. AAA’s January 8 survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.48 per gallon. The Massachusetts price is one cent below the national average for regular unleaded of $2.49. A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was 19 cents lower at $2.29.“Crude oil prices at the end of 2017 were the highest at the end of the year since 2013, helping to keep pump prices from their traditio...Read More


GAS PRICES REMAIN THE SAME, SAYS AAA

January 2nd, 2018

High travel volume in the northeast over the holidays helped keep prices stable, as prices in Massachusetts are unchanged over a week ago, according to AAA Northeast.AAA’s January 2 survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.43 per gallon. The Massachusetts price is six cents below the national average for regular unleaded of $2.49. A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was 16 cents lower at $2.27.“Although prices at the pump nationally went up over the holiday...Read More


Keep Calm and Drive On: Don’t Let Road Rage Ruin Your Holidays

December 22nd, 2017

The holidays bring joy and cheer, but can also lead to increased stress and aggression behind the wheel. According to a study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, nearly 80 percent of drivers expressed significant anger, aggression or road rage behind the wheel at least once in the past year. Approximately 8 million U.S. drivers engaged in more extreme examples of road rage, including purposefully ramming another vehicle or getting out of the car to confront another driver. As a record 97.4 million drivers prep...Read More


GAS PRICES DOWN THREE CENTS, SAYS AAA

December 18th, 2017

Gasoline prices in Massachusetts are down three cents this week, according to AAA Northeast. AAA’s December 18 survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.46 per gallon. The Massachusetts price is three cents above the national average for regular unleaded of $2.43. A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was 26 cents lower at $2.20.“More than 97 million Americans will be driving to this year’s holiday destinations, so lower prices here in the northeast are...Read More


Have Holiday Plans, Will Travel: Record-Breaking 107 Million Americans to Celebrate Holidays Away From Home

December 14th, 2017

 ‘Tis the season to traditionally spend with family and friends and this year Americans are traveling in record numbers. AAA forecasts 107.3 million Americans will take to planes, trains, automobiles and other modes of transportation during the year-end holiday period from Saturday, Dec. 23 through Monday, Jan. 1. This will be the highest year-end travel volume on record and a 3.1 percent increase in travel volume compared with last year. 2017 marks the ninth consecutive year of rising year-end holiday travel. ...Read More


Don’t Be Fueled: Premium Not Always Worth the Price

December 12th, 2017

According to new research from AAA, premium gasoline offers some benefit to select vehicles, but is becoming increasingly expensive for drivers. In recent years, the price gap between premium and regular-grade gasoline has risen from a historically steady 10 percent to 25 percent or more per gallon. While past AAA research has shown no benefit in using premium gasoline in a vehicle designed to operate on regular fuel, new testing indicates that some vehicles – those that recommend, but do not require premium gasolin...Read More


GAS PRICES UP ONE CENT, SAYS AAA

December 11th, 2017

Gasoline prices in Massachusetts are up one cent this week, according to AAA Northeast. Despite this increase, drivers can expect pump prices to drop heading into the holiday season as supply strengthens and fall gasoline demand weakens. AAA’s December 11 survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.49 per gallon. The Massachusetts price is three cents above the national average for regular unleaded of $2.46. A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was 32 cents ...Read More


WHAT GOES UP, MUST COME DOWN (But not as quickly)

December 4th, 2017

Gasoline prices in Massachusetts have meandered around the $2.50 mark for the last two months, and today still sit 22 cents higher than late August, just before Hurricane Harvey struck Texas. AAA Northeast’s December 4 survey of prices in Massachusetts found self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.48 cents per gallon, the same as a week ago. Massachusetts’s price is the same as the national average of $2.48. A year ago at this time, the average price in the state was 37 cents lower at $2.11 per gallon.  “While p...Read More