FRAMINGHAM – Gasoline prices in Massachusetts are down one cent this week, according to AAA Northeast, which has an office in Framingham.
AAA Northeast’s October 21 survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.49 per gallon.
Massachusetts’s price is 15 cents below the national average of $2.64.
A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was 31 cents higher at $2.80 per gallon.
“Peak refinery maintenance season has caused volatility across some of the country, though less in the northeast,” said Mary Maguire, Director, Public and Legislative Affairs, in a press release. “Motorists may see some fluctuations at the pump through the end of the month due to ongoing maintenance and tighter gasoline supply.”
The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 82 cents, from a low of $2.23 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 5.7 million local AAA members with travel, insurance, finance, and auto-related services.