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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 has risen to $3.84 in Acton over the past month.

Gas prices in Acton continue its upward march, with prices reaching the highest point ever in February and 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.

On Tuesday, the average price for a gallon of regular was $3.79, up significantly over a month ago, according to AAA.

The national average for self serve unleaded of $3.73 and a year ago at this time the Massachusetts average price was $3.60.

According to Mapquest, here are the latest prices in Acton:

  • $3.78, Pro Tech Fuel, 332 Great Road
  • $3.78, Acton Gas, 341 Great Road
  • $3.84, Acton Sunoco,  421 Massachusetts Ave.

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.

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