AAA: Gas Prices Drop 7 Cents

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FRAMINGHAM – Gasoline prices in Massachusetts are down seven cents this week, according to AAA Northeast, which has an office in Framingham.

AAA Northeast’s March 9 survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.36 per gallon.

Massachusetts’s price is two cents below the national average of $2.38.

A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was 4 cents higher at $2.39 per gallon.

“Today’s plunge in crude oil prices is in response to a lack of agreement between OPEC countries and non-OPEC countries on cutting production,” said Mary Maguire, Director, Public and Legislative Affairs, in a press release.

“The trend of lower pump prices is likely to continue through the end of the winter driving season if crude remains cheap, especially amid concerns about the coronavirus,” she said.

The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 80 cents, from a low of $2.09 to a high of $2.89.

AAA advises motorists to shop around for the best prices in their area. Please remember to slow down and move over for any emergency vehicles on the side of the road.

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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.

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