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FRAMINGHAM – Massachusetts’s average gas price is up one cent from last week ($2.75), averaging $2.76 per gallon, according to AAA Northeast which has an office in Framingham.

 Today’s price is 20 cents higher than a month ago ($2.56), and 53 cents higher than March 22, 2020 ($2.23).

Massachusetts’s average gas price is 12 cents lower than the national average.

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“A dip in demand along with a simultaneous increase in supply and refinery utilization has contributed to slower movement in gas price increases,” said Mary Maguire, AAA Northeast Director of Public and Government Affairs, in a press release. “On the week, 32 states had increases of only 3 cents or less. This does not mean gas prices have hit their peak ,but is a positive sign for consumers.”

AAA Northeast’s March 22 survey of fuel prices found the current national average to be 2 cents higher than last week ($2.86), averaging $2.88 a gallon.

Today’s national average price is 25 cents higher than a month ago ($2.63), and 74 cents higher than this day last year ($2.14).

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RegionCurrent Price*One Week AgoOne Month AgoOne Year Ago
Rhode Island$2.79$2.77$2.55$2.24

*Prices as of March 22, 2021


AAA Northeast is a not-for-profit auto club with 70 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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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.