FRAMINGHAM – Gasoline prices in Massachusetts remain the same this week according to AAA Northeast, which has an office in Framingham.
AAA’s May 15 survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.29 per gallon.
The Massachusetts price is five cents below the national average for regular unleaded of $2.34.
A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was 12 cents lower at $2.17.
“Typically, gas prices tick upward at this time of year, as weather warms and more travelers take to the roads. But a glut of gasoline in the U.S., coupled with record high refinery production and lower crude oil prices in recent weeks, is buffering consumers from dramatic price increases,” said Mary Maguire, AAA Northeast Director of Public and Legislative Affairs, in a press release.
The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 34 cents, from a low of $2.11 to a high of $2.45.
AAA Northeast is a not-for-profit auto club with 61 offices in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, New Hampshire and New York, providing more than 5.2 million local AAA members with travel, insurance, finance, and auto-related services.