FRAMINGHAM – Gasoline prices in Massachusetts are down a penny this week, according to AAA Northeast, which has an office in Framingham.
AAA Northeast’s September 30 survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.55 per gallon.
Massachusetts’s price is 10 cents below the national average of $2.65.
A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was 28 cents higher at $2.83 per gallon.
“Crude oil prices have dropped not far above where they were before the drone attack on Saudi oil facilities just over two weeks ago,” said Mary Maguire, AAA Northeast Director of Public and Legislative Affairs, in a media release. “This is helping to push gas prices cheaper in most of the country and motorists in the northeast can expect this trend to continue.”
The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 76 cents, from a low of $2.29 to a high of $3.05.
AAA Northeast is a not-for-profit auto club with 64 offices in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, New Hampshire and New York, providing more than 5.2 million local AAA members with travel, insurance, finance, and auto-related services.