AAA: Unusual Gas Price Decline As Summer Starts

FRAMINGHAM – Gasoline prices in Massachusetts are down four cents this week, according to AAA Northeast, which has an office in Framingham.

AAA’s June 17 survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.67 per gallon.

The Massachusetts price is one cent lower than the national average for regular unleaded of $2.68.

A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was 20 cents higher at $2.87. 

“The decline in prices is unusual for this time of year as prices usually trend higher during the summer months due to increased demand,” said Mary Maguire, Director of Public and Legislative Affairs for AAA Northeast, in a media release. “This year, however, growing gasoline inventories are contributing to relief at the pump as we head into summer.”

The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 56 cents, from a low of $2.49 to a high of $3.05.

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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.

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

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