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FRAMINGHAM – The average gas price in Massachusetts is down 3 cents from last week ($3.35), averaging $3.32 per gallon, per AAA Northeast, which has an office in Framingham.

 Today’s price is 27 cents lower than a month ago ($3.59), and 5 cents lower than January 9, 2022 ($3.37).

Massachusetts’ average gas price is 4 cents higher than the national average.

The recent increases in gas prices caused by frigid weather and robust holiday road travel may be ending. While the national average price rose daily starting on Christmas Eve, when it was $3.09, the steam may have run out as pump prices flattened and then fell by a penny over the weekend.

The national average for a gallon of gas is now $3.28.

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“As we head toward February, pump prices will likely dip, barring any jolt in the global oil market,” said Mary Maguire, AAA Northeast Vice President of Public and Government Affairs. “But it is still possible that the national average prices we saw heading into Christmas may have been the lows for this winter.”

AAA Northeast’s January 9 survey of fuel prices found the current national average to be 7 cents higher than last week ($2.21), averaging $3.28 a gallon.

Today’s national average price is 3 cents lower than a month ago ($3.31), and 2 cents lower than this day last year ($3.30).

RegionCurrent Price*One Week AgoOne Month AgoOne Year Ago
Rhode Island$3.24$3.25$3.51$3.36

*Prices as of January 9, 2023

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