AAA: Gas Prices Drop Another 11 Cents

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FRAMINGHAM – Massachusetts’s average gas price is down 11 cents from last week ($4.74), averaging $4.63 per gallon. 

Today’s price is 38 cents lower than a month ago ($5.01), and $1.61 higher than July 18, 2021 ($3.02).

Massachusetts’s average gas price is 11 cents higher than the national average.

The steady decline is due to lower domestic demand for gasoline at the pump and a much lower global price for oil. The cost of a barrel of oil is in the mid-$90s, down from around $110 two weeks ago.

“Global economic news is pushing oil prices lower and less expensive oil leads to lower pump prices,” said Mary Maguire, AAA Northeast Director of Public and Government Affairs. “And here at home, people are fueling up less, despite this being the height of the traditional summer driving season. These two key factors are behind the recent drop in pump prices.” 

AAA Northeast’s July 18 survey of fuel prices found the current national average to be 15 cents lower than last week ($4.67), averaging $4.52 a gallon.

Today’s national average price is 46 cents lower than a month ago ($4.98), and $1.36 higher than this day last year ($3.16).

RegionCurrent Price*One Week AgoOne Month AgoOne Year Ago
Massachusetts$4.63$4.74$5.01$3.02
Rhode Island$4.60$4.71$4.98$3.04
Connecticut$4.50$4.63$4.96$3.15

*Prices as of July 18, 2022

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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 services.

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