Syria, Middle East unrest, pushing gas prices higher


You’re already starting to pay more at the pump as a result of the growing crisis in Syria and other tensions around the Middle East.

AAA says that gas prices are still lower than they were at this time last year, but the drop has been curbed as crude oil prices rise.

The national average for a gallon of unleaded gasoline was $3.59 on Friday, up a nickel from the previous week. By Monday, that had risen to $3.61. Massachusetts is slightly higher than the national average, averaging $3.67 on Monday.