Gas prices in Burlington continue their 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 Wednesday, the average price for a gallon of regular in Burlington was $3.81, up signifcantly 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 prices listed on AAA's app, the least expensive gallon of gas in Burlington on Feb. 18 (latest data available) was being sold at the Bedford Road Citgo Station at $3.70 per gallon. The Gulf Station at 181 Cambridge Street had the second-lowest price at $3.76. Both the Shell Station at 198 Cambridge St. and the Shell Station at 140 Cambridge St. both had prices of $3.85 per gallon.
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.