AAA usually gives a pretty good look at where gas prices are, where they’ve been, and where they are going. Another price finder service that I often look at is GasBuddy. I’ll occasionally hit up the app on my phone to get the latest prices reported by local residents right here in Berkshire County.  

According to a press release from GasBuddy today, Massachusetts gas prices are unchanged in the past week, averaging $3.02/g today. GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,830 stations in Massachusetts shows that the price has been unchanged versus a month ago and stands 91.5 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Massachusetts is priced at $2.44/g today while the most expensive is $4.19/g, a difference of $1.75/g. The lowest price in the state today is $2.44/g while the highest is $4.19/g, a difference of $1.75/g.

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The national average price of gasoline has risen 0.6 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.18/g today. The national average is up 3.5 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands $1.02/g higher than a year ago.

Although prices are fairly steady recently, the year price historically over the last 10 years, shows that prices have been on the decline from $3.76 per gallon in August of 2011 to $2.10 per gallon in August 2020 (See Below). 
August 9, 2020: $2.10/g (U.S. Average: $2.16/g)
August 9, 2019: $2.67/g (U.S. Average: $2.65/g)
August 9, 2018: $2.88/g (U.S. Average: $2.87/g)
August 9, 2017: $2.33/g (U.S. Average: $2.36/g)
August 9, 2016: $2.10/g (U.S. Average: $2.12/g)
August 9, 2015: $2.60/g (U.S. Average: $2.60/g)
August 9, 2014: $3.56/g (U.S. Average: $3.47/g)
August 9, 2013: $3.70/g (U.S. Average: $3.56/g)
August 9, 2012: $3.68/g (U.S. Average: $3.66/g)
August 9, 2011: $3.76/g (U.S. Average: $3.64/g)

Prices look to be up a bit this year. Looking at prices locally on GasBuddy today, I’m seeing prices between $2.93 (Pittsfield) and $3.13 per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline.  

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