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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.

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“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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RegionCurrent Price*One Week AgoOne Month AgoOne Year Ago
Rhode Island$3.69$3.81$4.22$3.07

*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.

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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.