Ahead of Memorial Day, Massachusetts drivers are being advised to fill up their tanks before the long weekend begins in order to avoid paying prices potentially as high as five dollars per gallon.
On Monday, The Boston Herald reported that the average cost of gasoline in the Bay State is $4.73. “Massachusetts’ average gas price is now 14 cents higher than the national average, and Suffolk County’s average price has soared to $4.86. Gas is a whopping $5.87 on Martha’s Vineyard and $5.68 on Nantucket,” the paper added.
AAA Northeast spokesperson Mary Maguire told the paper those prices could get higher. “A lot of people filling up their tanks and visiting gas stations this week will put upward pressure on the market,” Maguire said.
“Don’t wait to fill up until you get to a busy stretch of highway like the Mass Pike, or when you make it to Cape Cod or the Berkshires where prices are traditionally higher,” she advised folks traveling through Massachusetts. “Fill up close to home and early in the week.”
“[We don’t have] the Strategic Petroleum Reserve … to float Joe Biden’s terrible poll numbers and try to help the Democrats limp into a midterm election,” Cotton said at the time to Fox News host Laura Ingraham. “This is not just a gimmick — it’s dangerous.”
“What if, say, Iran, emboldened by a terrible nuclear deal, strikes refineries or production facilities in places like Saudi Arabia, Kuwait or the United Arab Emirates? What if a major hurricane hits Louisiana and Texas this year? That’s why we have [the reserves],” he explained.
“But if we release this oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve every day for the next six months, we’re only treating the symptoms … the cause [is the] … war Joe Biden is waging on oil and gas production in America,” he explained.