AAA: Gas Prices 4 Cents Higher Than Last Month

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FRAMINGHAM – Massachusetts’s average gas price is up one cent from last week ($2.13), averaging $2.14 per gallon, according to a survey by AAA Northeast, which has an office in Framingham.

Today’s price is 4 cents higher than a month ago ($2.10) and 60 cents cheaper than July 27, 2019 ($2.74).

Massachusetts’s average gas price is 4 cents lower than the national average.

“As COVID-19 case numbers surpass 4 million, demand for gasoline is weakening across the country,” said Mary Maguire, AAA Northeast Director of Public and Legislative Affairs, in a press release. “The latest Energy Information Administration (EIA) demand reading measures at 8.5 million barrels per day, which is about 11% less than a year ago. Gas prices are likely to fluctuate throughout the rest of the summer due to COVID-19 concerns.”

AAA Northeast’s July 27 survey of fuel prices found the current national average to be one cent lower than last week, averaging $2.18 a gallon. Today’s national average price is 1 cent higher than a month ago ($2.17), and 56 cents cheaper than this day last year ($2.74).

RegionCurrent Price*One Week AgoOne Month AgoOne Year Ago
Massachusetts$2.14$2.13$2.10$2.74
Rhode Island$2.15$2.14$2.10$2.73
Connecticut$2.20$2.20$2.16$2.88

*Prices as of July 27, 2020

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AAA Northeast is a not-for-profit auto club with 63 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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