AAA: Massachusetts Gas Prices Start 2021 38 Cents Lower Than January 2020

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FRAMINGHAM – Massachusetts’s average gas price is up two cents from last week ($2.19), averaging $2.21 per gallon, according to a survey by AAA Northeast, which has an office in Framingham.

Today’s price is 11 cents higher than a month ago ($2.10), and 38 cents cheaper than January 4, 2020 ($2.59).

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

“While gas prices average 11-12 cents more than last month, January gas prices are already 33 cents cheaper than this time last year. That is the largest year-over-year difference at the beginning of January since 2015. AAA expects demand to dwindle in coming weeks and gas prices to likely be cheaper, especially if crude oil holds at the current price,” said Mary Maguire, AAA Northeast Director of Public and Government Affairs, in a press release.

AAA Northeast’s January 4 survey of fuel prices found the current national average to the same as last week, averaging $2.25 a gallon. Today’s national average price is 15 cents higher than a month ago ($2.10), and 33 cents cheaper than this day last year ($2.58).

RegionCurrent Price*One Week AgoOne Month AgoOne Year Ago
Massachusetts$2.21$2.19$2.10$2.59
Rhode Island$2.22$2.20$2.10$2.57
Connecticut$2.27$2.25$2.17$2.69

*Prices as of January 4, 2021

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AAA Northeast is a not-for-profit auto club with 68 offices in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, New Hampshire and New York, providing more than 6 million local AAA members with travel, insurance, finance, and auto-related services.

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