FRAMINGHAM – Gasoline prices in Massachusetts are down four cents this week, according to AAA Northeast, which has an office in Framingham.
AAA’s August 13 survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.64 per gallon.
The Massachusetts price is the same as the national average for regular unleaded.
A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was nineteen cents higher at $2.83.
“Domestic gasoline supplies soared to the highest level not seen in nearly five months, leading to price drops across much of the country,” said Mary Maguire, Director of Public and Legislative Affairs, in a press release. “While demand is also up, it’s not enough to stay on pace with the huge jump in gasoline stocks.”
The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 66 cents, from a low of $2.39 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.