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How Far Would You Go on the North Shore for the Cheapest Gas?

Gas prices have spiked on the North Shore in the past month. That got us wondering: Where is the cheapest gas on the North Shore, and how far out of your way would you drive to buy it?

How Far Would You Go on the North Shore for the Cheapest Gas?

If you've filled up recently on the North Shore, 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, we found the lowest price in North Shore Patch towns to be Concord Gas in Danvers, which charged $3.49 on Tuesday. Highest was Lynnfield, where you'd shell out $3.80 a gallon at the Mobil.

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 North Shore neighbors.

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