How Far Would You Drive for the Cheapest Gas?
Gas prices have spiked in Metro Boston in the past month. That got us wondering: Where is the cheapest gas around Watertown, and how far out of your way would you drive to buy it?
If you've filled up recently on the Metro Boston area, you probably noticed gas prices are spiking.
AAA Southern New England said its survey of prices in Massachusetts on Tuesday found self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $3.77 per gallon in the Boston metro area. That's a nickel higher than a week ago and up 30 cents over the past month.
That got us thinking: Where on the North Shore is the cheapest gas? Depending on where you live, how far would you drive to buy it?
Using Mapquest data from Patch's Gas Price tool, we found the lowest price in and around Watertown to be Wal-Lex Gulf in Waltham, which charged $3.66 on Thursday. Highest was the Newton Corner Sunoco on Galen Street, where you'd shell out $3.86 a gallon.
Of course if you belong to clubs like Costco or BJs, you can sometimes get lower-than-average prices.
What's your fuel-buying strategy now that it's costing more to fill up? Do you drive one town over for cheaper gas? Farther? Share your tips with your neighbors.