FRAMINGHAM – Massachusetts’s average gas price is down 1 cent from last week ($3.39), averaging $3.38 per gallon, according to AAA Northeast.
Today’s price is 4 cents lower than a month ago ($3.42), and $1.19 higher than December 27, 2020 ($2.19). Massachusetts’s average gas price is 10 cents higher than the national average.
“Gasoline prices fluctuated over the past few days as fears of an omicron-driven economic slowdown were countered by news of a severe fire at a major oil refinery in Texas,” said Mary Maguire, Director of Public/Government Affairs, in a press release.
As a result, the recent steady decline in pump prices has slowed, with the national average for a gallon of gas falling two cents on the week to $3.28.
AAA Northeast’s December 27 survey of fuel prices found the current national average to be 2 cents lower than last week ($3.30), averaging $3.28 a gallon.
Today’s national average price is 11 cents lower than a month ago ($3.39), and $1.03 higher than this day last year ($2.25).
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*Prices as of December 27, 2021
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