FRAMINGHAM – Massachusetts’s average gas price is the same as last week, averaging $2.10 per gallon, according to AAA Northeast, which has an office in Framingham.
Today’s price is the 2 cents lower than a month ago ($2.12), and 46 cents cheaper than October 26, 2019 ($2.56).
Massachusetts’s average gas price is 6 cents lower than the national average.
Gasoline demand nationally has dropped significantly since the beginning of the month, down from 8.8 million barrels per day to 8.2 million, according to the latest Energy Information Administration (EIA) report. This latest demand measurement is the lowest since mid-June. While the drop isn’t out of the ordinary for this time of year, and people tend to drive less in the fall, it is a staggering 14% less than last October.
“The U.S. has a very healthy level of gasoline stocks due to lower demand and that is keeping gas prices low,” said Mary Maguire, AAA Northeast Director of Public and Legislative Affairs, said in a press release. “The majority of states have cheaper gas prices compared to last month, many paying 3 to 8 cents less. That downward trend at the pump is likely to continue.”
AAA Northeast’s October 26 survey of fuel prices found the current national average to be the same as last week, averaging $2.16 a gallon.
Today’s national average price is 2 cents lower than a month ago ($2.18), and 44 cents cheaper than this day last year ($2.60).
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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.