FRAMINGHAM – Gasoline prices in Massachusetts are down six cents this week, according to AAA Northeast, which has an office in Framingham.
AAA’s February 19 survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.50 per gallon.
The Massachusetts price is three cents below the national average for regular unleaded of $2.53.
A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was 32 cents lower at $2.18.
“Prices were dropping daily last week and the downturn looks to be as a result of quicker refinery maintenance turnarounds and a build in U.S. crude oil inventories and production,” said Mary Maguire, Director of Public and Legislative Affairs, in a media release.
The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 50 cents, from a low of $2.29 to a high of $2.79.
AAA advises motorists to shop around for the best prices in their area, and to make sure they and their passengers buckle up — every time.
AAA Northeast is a not-for-profit auto club with 65 offices in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, New Hampshire and New York, providing more than 5.7 million local AAA members with travel, insurance, finance, and auto-related services.