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FRAMINGHAM –  The average gas price in Massachusetts is down 2 cents from last week ($3.60), averaging $3.58 per gallon, according to AAA Northeast, which has an office in Framingham. 

Today’s price is 2 cents lower than a month ago ($3.60), and 23 cents higher than October 24, 2021 ($3.35).

Massachusetts’ average gas price is 21 cents lower than the national average.

The national average pump price fell nine cents over the past week to hit $3.79. It has dropped daily since October 11, primarily due to lower oil prices and fewer drivers than usual fueling up.

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“Global recession fears coupled with the Biden Administration’s plan to continue tapping the Strategic Petroleum Reserve into December has helped temper oil prices,” said Mary Maguire, AAA Northeast Vice President of Public and Government Affairs, in a press release. “This will help take the pressure off pump prices, benefitting drivers and their wallets.”

AAA Northeast’s October 24 survey of fuel prices found the current national average to be 9 cents lower than last week ($3.88), averaging $3.79 a gallon.

Today’s national average price is 9 cents higher than a month ago ($3.70), and 41 cents higher than this day last year ($3.38).

RegionCurrent Price*One Week AgoOne Month AgoOne Year Ago
Rhode Island$3.53$3.54$3.46$3.36

*Prices as of October 24, 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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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.