FRAMINGHAM – Gasoline prices in Massachusetts remain the same this week, according to AAA Northeast, which has an office in Framingham.
A number of oil refineries in the Gulf Coast are either shutdown, operating at reduced rates, or are in the process of restarting.
AAA’s September 11 survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.70 per gallon.
The Massachusetts price is three cents above the national average for regular unleaded of $2.67.
A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was sixty cents lower at $2.10.
“Regional gasoline supplies dropped last week, reflecting tighter supply due to those refineries remaining offline after Hurricane Harvey, fueling the large increases we saw a week ago,” said Mary Maguire, AAA Northeast Director of Public and Legislative Affairs, in a press release. “As pipelines and refineries return to their full operations, prices should start to decrease later in the month.”
The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 39 cents, from a low of $2.45 to a high of $2.84.
AAA Northeast is a not-for-profit auto club with 62 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.