AAA: Massachusetts Gas Prices 15 Cents Lower Than National Average
FRAMINGHAM – Massachusetts’s average gas price is the same as last week, averaging $3.02 per gallon, according to AAA Northeast.
Today’s price is 7 cents higher than a month ago ($2.95), and 89 cents higher than July 19, 2020 ($2.13).
Massachusetts’s average gas price is 15 cents lower than the national average.
One of the primary reasons for more expensive gas prices this summer is high crude oil prices. However, last week crude prices fluctuated from a high of $75 per barrel down to $71. News from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) over the weekend, that they have reached a deal to increase production in August, could give crude oil prices the potential to drop under $70 per barrel. Regardless, AAA expects higher pump prices to be the norm throughout the summer, said AAA in a press release.
“It’s a cruel summer at the gas pump with prices showing little signs of relief,” said Mary Maguire, AAA Northeast Director of Public and Government Affairs, in a press release. “However, the more expensive prices aren’t stopping motorists from filling-up based on strong gasoline demand numbers.”
AAA Northeast’s July 12 survey of fuel prices found the current national average to be 3 cents higher than last week ($3.14), averaging $3.17 a gallon.
Today’s national average price is 10 cents higher than a month ago ($3.07), and 98 cents higher than this day last year ($2.19).
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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 services