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FRAMINGHAM – The average gas price in Massachusetts is down 2 cents from last week ($3.29), averaging $3.27 per gallon, according to AAA Northeast, which has an office in Framingham.

 Today’s price is 7 cents lower than a month ago ($3.34), and $1.00 lower than March 20, 2022 ($4.27).

Massachusetts’ average gas price is 17 cents lower than the national average.

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“The global oil price has plunged to around $65 per barrel, a level not seen since December of 2021. Given that the cost of oil accounts for 55% of what we pay for gas, it’s not surprising to see prices drop at the pump,” said Mary Maguire, AAA Northeast Vice President of Public and Government Affairs, in a press release.

AAA Northeast’s March 20 survey of fuel prices found the current national average to be 3 cents lower than last week ($3.47), averaging $3.44 a gallon.

Today’s national average price is 3 cents higher than a month ago ($3.41), and is 81 cents lower than this day last year ($4.25).

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RegionCurrent Price*One Week AgoOne Month AgoOne Year Ago
Rhode Island$3.27$3.29$3.32$4.23

*Prices as of March 20, 2023


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.