FRAMINGHAM – Gasoline prices in Massachusetts are down three cents this week, and are 13 cents lower than just five weeks ago, according to AAA Northeast, which has an office in Framingham.
AAA Northeast’s November 19 survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.71 per gallon.
Just five weeks ago the average price was $2.84.
Massachusetts’s price is nine cents above the national average of $2.62.
A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was 18 cents lower at $2.53 per gallon.
“The 48.5 million Americans taking to the nation’s roads this Thanksgiving will be thankful for the lower prices at the pumps,” said Mary Maguire, AAA Northeast
Director of Public and Legislative Affairs. “When it comes time to fill up during the trip, motorists should keep in mind that prices along heavily-traveled routes might be more expensive than in-town.”
The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 50 cents, from a low of $2.45 to a high of $2.95.
AAA Northeast is a not-for-profit auto club with 67 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.