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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.”

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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

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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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