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Gas Prices Spike, Just in Time for Labor Day Travel

Great timing, Isaac. Gasoline prices in Massachusetts, including Milford, have hit a record high for late August-early September. Will this affect your plans?

It's hard to see $50 disappear into a gas tank, and that's for a small car.

Milford area residents who filled up this week noticed an uptick in prices. The price jumped on Thursday to $3.82, on average, across the nation, a record for late August, according to the American Automobile Association.

The national average jumped five cents on Wednesday, when Isaac made landfall in the oil refinery-rich Gulf Coast area. The summer low of $3.33 was recorded on July 2, according to NBC News.

In Milford, the average was a bit lower than the national average at most stations, according to GasBuddy.com.

was selling gas at $3.70 a gallon Thursday, while prices at other stations ranged from $3.99, at, at Beaver, to $3.78 at , at Cedar Street.

At these prices, filling a gas tank is an unexpected expense. Is it affecting Labor Day travel? Were you planning to leave Milford to head somewhere, but now are reconsidering?

Michael August 31, 2012 at 01:23 PM
Gasco I will go!
Danielle Lizotte August 31, 2012 at 06:06 PM
I went to fill up at my regular place,BJ's in Franklin, yesterday and was wondering why they were so busy at 1 in the afternoon. I think they were 3.68.
Chilimaker September 02, 2012 at 02:19 AM
Not anymore, I went today and it was 3.79ish for reg and 3.94 for premium. :o
Ralph September 02, 2012 at 03:36 AM
Sorry Mary, I have to disagree with the 'unexpected expense' part of your column. I have come to expect gas hikes with every popular travel holiday. Like roses remarkably triple in price around Valentine's day.

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