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Gas Prices Surge More Than 30 Cents in a Month; Are you Driving Less?

The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in Newton has also increased by 30 cents in the last month.

Gas prices in Newton continue their upward march, with the price for a gallon of regular up more than a quarter in the past month.

AAA Southern New England said its survey of prices in Massachusetts on Monday found self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $3.72 per gallon, four cents higher than a week ago and up 31 cents over the past month.

As of Wednesday morning, the average price for a gallon of regular in the Boston area had increased to $3.77, according to AAA. 

Here in Newton, AAA says the average price for a gallon of regular is $3.84, up 30 cents from last month and up 16 cents from this time last year.

Here are some recent gas prices in Newton, updated by AAA Wednesday afternoon:

  • Cumberland Farms in Chestnut Hill (Rte. 9) - $3.729
  • Sunoco in Newton Highlands - $3.749
  • Hess in Auburndale - $3.749
  • Sunoco in Newton Centre (Rte. 9) - $3.759
  • Route 9 BP - $3.799
  • Sunoco on Elliot St - $3.799
  • Irving in Auburndale - $3.799
  • Newton Centre Shell - $3.859
  • Newton Centre Gulf - $3.859
  • Newtonville Gulf - $3.859
  • After Hours Auto in West Newton - $3.899
  • Jacob's Auto in West Newton - $3.899
  • Rte. 128 Gas - $3.899
  • Value Gas (Shell) in West Newton - $3.909

AAA offers a new gas saving tip each week with its gas price updates. This week, the AAA suggests drivers accelerate smoothly and brake gradually - it’s safer, uses less gas and reduces brake wear.

Tell us: Have you noticed the higher gas prices? If so, how are you reacting? Are you driving less? Tell us in the comments section below.

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