FRAMINGHAM – Gasoline prices in Massachusetts are down two cents this week, according to AAA Northeast, which has an office in Framingham.
AAA’s August 5 survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.68 per gallon.
The Massachusetts price is three cents lower than the national average for regular unleaded of $2.71.
A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was 16 cents higher at $2.84.
“Prices are cheaper as demand saw a small dip on the week, even though overall demand remains robust for the summer,” said Mary Maguire, Director of Public and Legislative Affairs, in a media release. “Most states have seen cheaper pump prices of a few pennies and motorists can expect this trend to continue through the first part of August.”
The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 60 cents, from a low of $2.39 to a high of $2.99.
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.