This week Pelty at the Pump puts
the spotlight on gas prices in the state of Massachusetts.
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Before we look at the brand rankings,
here are some interesting facts for Massachusetts’ gas prices for the week of
The national average for gasoline is
currently $2.73 versus $2.71 for Massachusetts. How does Massachusetts
compare to the rest of New England?, let’s see: CT: $2.88, RI:
$2.74, VT: $2.71, NH: $2.66, ME: $2.73.
The Massachusetts weekly average has
fallen for the third week in a row to $2.73, still 64 cents higher than its
annual low 24 weeks ago, however 95 cents cheaper than last year.
The Barnstable market had the highest
average price for the week of July 12th with pump prices at $2.80 followed by
Cambridge-Newton at $2.73, Boston at $2.71, Pittsfield at $2.67, both Worcester
& Springfield are at $2.66, and Seakonk at $2.63.
2015 has been a much more volatile year
than last year. The average weekly change in prices for year-to-date 2015
is 4.5 cents/gal versus just 1.96 cents/gal for the same period in 2014.
Springfield lead all the metros in the
state as having the most volatile prices with an average weekly move of a whopping 5.05 cents/gal versus just 1.88
cents/gal in the first 28 weeks of 2014.
The current range in prices between the
top 5% most and least expensive stations in the state is $2.65 to $3.16, a
spread of 51 cents which highlights the amount of savings out there for the
Massachusetts FUN FACT: The first
subway system was built in Boston in 1897.