AAA: Mass Gas Prices 13 Cents Lower Than National Average

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FRAMINGHAM – Massachusetts’s average gas price is up 1 cent from last week ($3.04), averaging $3.05 per gallon, according to AAA, which has an office in Framingham.

Today’s price is 3 cents higher than a month ago ($3.02), and 93 cents higher than August 16, 2020 ($2.12).

Massachusetts’s average gas price is 13 cents lower than the national average.

“Although a drop in demand has helped to minimize pump price increases and stabilize the national average, elevated crude prices continue to keep pump prices high as the end of summer draws near,” said Mary Maguire, AAA Northeast Director of Public and Government Affairs, in a press release.

AAA Northeast’s August 16 survey of fuel prices found the current national average to 1 cent lower than last week ($3.19), averaging $3.18 a gallon.

Today’s national average price is 2 cents higher than a month ago ($3.16), and $1.01 higher than this day last year ($2.17).

RegionCurrent Price*One Week AgoOne Month AgoOne Year Ago
Massachusetts$3.05$3.04$3.02$2.12
Rhode Island$3.06$3.06$3.04$2.13
Connecticut$3.18$3.17$3.15$2.19

*Prices as of August 16, 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 services.

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