FRAMINGHAM – Gasoline prices in Massachusetts are down two cents this week, according to AAA Northeast, which has an office in Framingham off Route 9.
AAA Northeast’s October 15 survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.50 per gallon.
Massachusetts’s price is 14 cents below the national average of $2.64.
A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was 34 cents higher at $2.84 per gallon.
“The national gas price average has been gradually decreasing the past three weeks and we expect this trend to continue, barring any major industry or geopolitical events,” said Mary Maguire, Director, Public and Legislative Affairs, in a press release. “But the real savings we’re seeing is when prices are compared to this same time last year. Drivers in some states are paying 40 cents less per gallon than they were last October.”
The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 86 cents, from a low of $2.19 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.