FRAMINGHAM – Gasoline prices in Massachusetts are down three cents this week, according to AAA Northeast, which has an office in Framingham.
AAA Northeast’s October 7 survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.52 per gallon.
Massachusetts’s price is 13 cents below the national average of $2.65.
A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was 32 cents higher at $2.84 per gallon.
“Most motorists around the country are seeing gas prices stabilize or decline,” said Mary Maguire, AAA Northeast Director of Public and Legislative Affairs, in a media release. “On the whole, we are seeing gasoline demand pushing lower amid healthy supply levels, ultimately keeping prices stable or cheaper for most motorists.”
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 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 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.