FRAMINGHAM – Gasoline prices in Massachusetts are down four cents this week, according to AAA Northeast, which has an office in Framingham on Route 9.
AAA’s May 13 survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.80 per gallon.
The Massachusetts price is six cents lower than the national average for regular unleaded of $2.86.
A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was one cent higher at $2.81.
“The move to cheaper gas prices indicates that supply and demand are potentially leveling out,” said Mary Maguire, Director of Public and Legislative Affairs, in a media release.
“However, there are many factors that could quickly push up prices, including the impact of Chinese tariffs, a spike in demand or the volume of Memorial Day travel. Pump price movements this week will indicate if motorists will continue to see cheaper gas prices or if this was just a one-week fad,” said Maguire.
The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 43 cents, from a low of $2.62 to a high of $3.05.
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 66 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.