FRAMINGHAM – Gasoline prices in Massachusetts are down two cents this week, according to AAA Northeast, which has an office in Framingham off Route 9.
AAA’s March 19 survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.48 per gallon.
The Massachusetts price is seven cents below the national average for regular unleaded of $2.55.
A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was 32 cents lower at $2.16.
“While gasoline prices nationally are trending upward, Massachusetts is bucking that trend with prices at the pump down two cents,” said Mary Maguire, Director of Public and Legislative Affairs, in a media release. “It’s possible that last week’s nor’easter played a role in decreasing demand and prices for gasoline in the state as many regular commuters stayed off the roads in the wake of the storm.”
The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 44 cents, from a low of $2.35 to a high of $2.79.
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.