Gasoline prices in Massachusetts are up three cents from last week, according to AAA Southern New England, which has an office in Framingham on Route 9.
AAA’s Dec. 9 survey of prices in Massachusetts found self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $3.41 per gallon, up three cents from last week. Prices locally are 13 cents higher than a month ago.
The current price is 15 cents higher than the national average for self serve unleaded of $3.26.
A year ago at this time the Massachusetts average price was six cents higher at $3.47.
The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 27 cents, from a low of $3.32 to a high of $3.59.
AAA Fuel Saving Tip of the Week: Don’t idle a cold engine for an extended time. Cars today can be safely driven almost immediately after starting. Doing so speeds the warm-up process and produces fewer exhaust emissions. Just remember to avoid hard acceleration until the engine reaches operating temperature.