FRAMINGHAM – Gasoline prices in Massachusetts are down thirteen cents this week, according to AAA Northeast, which has an office in Framingham.
AAA Northeast’s March 23 survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.16 per gallon.
Massachusetts’s price is four cents above the national average of $2.12.
A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was 34 cents higher at $2.50 per gallon.
“Typically gas prices start to trend more expensive at the beginning of spring, especially as motorists get out to enjoy the warmer weather and travel for spring break. That is not the case this year,” said Mary Maguire, Director, Public and Legislative Affairs, in a press release.
“With Americans urged to stay home and practice social distancing to slow the spread of the coronavirus, we are seeing less traffic on the roadways which will ultimately drive down demand, increase gasoline supply and push pump prices less expensive for the foreseeable future,” said Maguire.
The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 92 cents, from a low of $1.83 to a high of $2.75.
Today’s local gas prices and their ranges are as follows:
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.