AAA: Summer Gas Prices $1 More Than in 2020

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FRAMINGHAM – Massachusetts’s average gas price is up 2 cents from last week ($3.00), averaging $3.02 per gallon, according to AAA Northeast, which has an office in Framingham.

Today’s price is 8 cents higher than a month ago ($2.94), and 89 cents higher than July 12, 2020 ($2.13).

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

“Peak summer driving season is in full-swing as Americans hit the road to explore, and gas prices are not backing down,” said Mary Maguire, AAA Northeast Director of Public and Government Affairs, in a press release. “On average, motorists are paying almost a dollar more a gallon than last summer to fill up and close to 40 cents more than in 2019.”

AAA Northeast’s July 12 survey of fuel prices found the current national average to be 1 cent higher than last week ($3.13), averaging $3.14 a gallon. Today’s national average price is 7 cents higher than a month ago ($3.07), and 95 cents higher than this day last year ($2.19).

RegionCurrent Price*One Week AgoOne Month AgoOne Year Ago
Rhode Island$3.03$3.01$2.97$2.13

*Prices as of July 12, 2021


AAA Northeast is a not-for-profit auto club with 71 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 service


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