FRAMINGHAM – Gasoline prices in Massachusetts are up two cents this week, according to AAA Northeast, which has an office in Framingham.
AAA’s October 3 survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.10 per gallon.
The Massachusetts price is twelve cents below the national average for regular unleaded of $2.22.
A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was four cents higher at $2.14.
“The preliminary agreement by OPEC nations to limit oil production is having an impact on oil prices, which may show up in higher pump prices,” said Mary Maguire, Director of Public and Legislative Affairs for AAA Northeast, in a statement. “However, OPEC does not meet again until the end of November, and there remains skepticism as to whether or not they will agree to planned production cuts.”
The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 45 cents, from a low of $1.94 to a high of $2.39.
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 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.