Gas prices climb nationally despite drop in demand

AAA Northeast reported Tuesday that self-serve, regular gas rose 3 cents in the past week to an average of $2.13 per gallon.

As of Tuesday, the state's average price for regular gasoline was $2.79, up by $0.06 from last month, but down by $0.13 from past year, AAA officials said.

MA gas prices are on the way up but remain well below the national average.

According to GasBuddy historical data, gasoline prices on October 10 in Buffalo have ranged widely over the last five years: $2.40 per gallon in 2015; $3.58 per gallon in 2014; $3.69 per gallon in 2013; $4.10 per gallon in 2012; and $3.67 per gallon in 2011.

The cheapest gas in the Bay Area can be found in Vallejo, where it's averaging $2.72 per gallon, up by $0.04 from last month. Pleasanton and San Mateo both came in second with gas averaging $2.87 per gallon. Austin- $2.00/g, up 2.0 cents per gallon from last week's $1.98/g. "Among the hardest hit were Great Lakes states as refinery issues also pushed fuel prices higher".

"Moving forward, oil may be on shaky ground as signs emerge that OPEC may not cut production as they indicated two weeks ago".

  • Larry Hoffman