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FRAMINGHAM – Massachusetts’s average gas price is down 11 cents from last week ($4.27), averaging $4.16 per gallon, according to AAA Northeast, which has an office in Framingham.

Today’s price is 41 cents lower than a month ago ($4.57), and $1.12 higher than August 22, 2021 ($3.04).

Massachusetts’s average gas price is 26 cents higher than the national average.

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“With prices continuing to fall, drivers and end-of summer vacationers are benefiting from gas prices that are almost a dollar lower than at their peak in mid-June,” said Mary Maguire, AAA Northeast Director of Public and Government Affairs, in a press release. “But now we need to keep an eye on the weather as hurricane season ramps up. Major storms can boost prices by disrupting oil production in the Gulf of Mexico and impacting large coastal refineries.”

AAA Northeast’s August 22 survey of fuel prices found the current national average to be 5 cents lower than last week ($3.95), averaging $3.90 a gallon.

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Today’s national average price is 51 cents lower than a month ago ($4.41), and 74 cents higher than this day last year ($3.16).

RegionCurrent Price*One Week AgoOne Month AgoOne Year Ago
Rhode Island$4.08$4.19$4.53$3.05

*Prices as of August 22, 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.