FRAMINGHAM – Gasoline prices in Massachusetts are down four cents this week, according to AAA Northeast, which has an office in Framingham.
AAA’s September 9 survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.55 per gallon.
The Massachusetts price is one cent lower than the national average for regular unleaded of $2.56.
A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was 28 cents higher at $2.83.
“Gasoline demand in early September generally declines along with supplies as refineries undergo maintenance and prepare for the switchover to winter-blend gas,” said Mary Maguire, Director of Public and Legislative Affairs, in a media release. “These typical trends mean savings for motorists, leading the way for potentially some of the cheapest gas prices at the end of the year.”
The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 70 cents, from a low of $2.35 to a high of $3.05.
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.