FRAMINGHAM – The average gas price in Massachusetts is down 12 cents from last week ($3.92), averaging $3.80 per gallon.
Today’s price is 50 cents lower than a month ago ($4.30), and 72 cents higher than September 12, 2021 ($3.08).
Massachusetts’ average gas price is 9 cents higher than the national average.
The national average price for a gallon of gas fell seven cents in the past week to reach $3.71, a level not seen since the beginning of March. The primary reason for this decline is the recent lower cost for oil.
“Less expensive oil usually leads to less expensive gas for drivers,” said Mary Maguire, AAA Northeast Director of Public and Government Affairs, in a press release. “This trend has helped pump prices fall steadily for three straight months and, with fall approaching, more markets could soon see prices drop toward or below $3 per gallon.”
AAA Northeast’s September 12 survey of fuel prices found the current national average to be 7 cents lower than last week ($3.78), averaging $3.71 a gallon.
Today’s national average price is 26 cents lower than a month ago ($3.97), and 54 cents higher than this day last year ($3.17).
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*Prices as of September 12, 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.