FRAMINGHAM – Massachusetts’s average gas price is down 11 cents from last week ($4.85), averaging $4.74 per gallon, according to AAA Northeast, which has an office in Framingham.
Today’s price is 30 cents lower than a month ago ($5.04), and $1.72 higher than July 11, 2021 ($3.02).
Massachusetts’s average gas price is 7 cents higher than the national average.
The decrease in the average for a gallon of gas occurred despite a slight rise in demand, likely due to robust July 4th holiday automobile travel. AAA forecasted that 42 million people would hit the roads for the holiday weekend, a new record.
“Usually, more people buying gas would lead to higher pump prices,” said Mary Maguire, AAA Northeast Director of Public and Government Affairs, in a press release. “But the price for oil, the main ingredient in gasoline, has fallen and is hovering around $100 a barrel. Less expensive oil usually means less expensive gas.”
AAA Northeast’s July 11 survey of fuel prices found the current national average to be 13 cents lower than last week ($4.80), averaging $4.67 a gallon.
Today’s national average price is 33 cents lower than a month ago ($5.00), and $1.53 higher than this day last year ($3.14).
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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 service