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FRAMINGHAM – Massachusetts’s average gas price is down 8 cents from last week ($4.92), averaging $4.84 per gallon, according to AAA Northeast, which has an office in Framingham.

Today’s price is 10 cents lower than a month ago ($4.94), and $1.84 higher than July 5, 2021 ($3.00).

Massachusetts’s average gas price is 4 cents higher than the national average.

The national average for a gallon of gasoline fell to $4.80, down eight cents over the past week. The primary reason for the decline is lower demand at the pump as fewer people fueled up over the past two weeks. The lull, however, could end with the arrival of the summer driving season.

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“Domestic gasoline demand dipped recently, which took some of the pressure off of pump prices. About 80% of stations are now selling regular for under $5 a gallon,” said Mary Maguire, AAA Northeast Director of Public and Government Affairs, in a press release. “But July is typically the heaviest month for demand as more Americans hit the road, so this trend of easing prices may very well be short-lived.”

AAA Northeast’s July 5 survey of fuel prices found the current national average to be 8 cents lower than last week ($4.88), averaging $4.80 a gallon.

Today’s national average price is 4 cents lower than a month ago ($4.84), and $1.67 higher than this day last year ($3.13).

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RegionCurrent Price*One Week AgoOne Month AgoOne Year Ago
Rhode Island$4.81$4.89$4.93$3.01

*Prices as of July 5, 2022


AAA Northeast is a not-for-profit auto club with 70 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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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.