The lower gas price of a month ago is now just a memory as regular gas prices have increased by 20 cents over the past month in the Boston area.
The average regular gallon of gas is $3.80 today in the Boston area compared to $3.60 just a month ago. Mid-range gas is now $3.94 compared to $3.76 from a month ago and premium has increased to $4.07 from $3.88, according to AAA.
Closer to home, according to bostongasprices.com, Wakefield stations are generally below the area average: Wakefield Gas on Water Street is $3.62, Quick and Clean Car Wash on Main Street is $3.70, Shell on Lowell Street is Wakefield is $3.79, and the Sunoco and Irving on Salem Street are both $3.74.
Gas prices are up, but they are nothing compared to the summer of 2008 when AAA reports a gallon of regular gas shot up to $4.09.
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