FRAMINGHAM – Gasoline prices in Massachusetts remain the same this week, according to AAA Northeast, which has an office in Framingham.
AAA’s May 20 survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.80 per gallon.
The Massachusetts price is five cents lower than the national average for regular unleaded of $2.85.
A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was seven cents higher at $2.87.
“Gas prices are getting cheaper for the majority of drivers, despite the fact that gasoline stocks in the U.S. are running at a deficit compared with last year,” said Mary Maguire, Director of Public and Legislative Affairs, in a media release. “Crude oil prices have been relatively stable in the past few months, and that stability is moderating pump prices. Nearly half the country’s retailers are offering gas at $2.75 or less.”
The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 44 cents, from a low of $2.61 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.