Filling Up Your Tank This Thanksgiving Holiday? Gas Prices In Mass. Won't Go Up This Week

Midday traffic on Storrow Drive (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Mid-day traffic on Storrow Drive. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Gas prices during this busy travel week held at an average of $2.49 per gallon.

AAA Northeast reported Monday that prices ranged by 79 cents per gallon, from a low of $2.26 per gallon to a high of $3.05.

"Thanksgiving travelers will benefit from flat prices this week for regular unleaded gasoline — the price is unchanged from last week, and roughly 20 cents lower than at this time last year here in Massachusetts," AAA's Mary Maguire said.

Heading into 2020, Beacon Hill lawmakers and Gov. Charlie Baker are pursuing policy changes that would lead to higher gas prices as part of an effort to make transportation investments and reduce carbon emissions from the transportation sector.

A recent MassINC poll found strong support for a number of other measures to raise revenue to improve the state's transportation systems, but found 52% of voters oppose a 15-cent gas tax hike supported by some business groups and municipal leaders.

With additional reporting from WBUR



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