AAA Reports Gas Prices Down Two Cents

Average price for regular unleaded is $2.48/gallon

Gasoline prices in Massachusetts are down two cents this week, according to AAA Northeast.

AAA’s March 19 survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.48 per gallon. The Massachusetts price is seven cents below the national average for regular unleaded of $2.55. A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was 32 cents lower at $2.16.

“While gasoline prices nationally are trending upward, Massachusetts is bucking that trend with prices at the pump down two cents,” said Mary Maguire, Director of Public and Legislative Affairs. “It’s possible that last week’s nor’easter played a role in decreasing demand and prices for gasoline in the state as many regular commuters stayed off the roads in the wake of the storm.”

The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 44 cents, from a low of $2.35 to a high of $2.79. AAA advises motorists to shop around for the best prices in their area, and to make sure they and their passengers buckle up — every time.

Today’s local gas prices and their ranges are as follows:

Self Serve                                           Grade                        

$2.48 ($2.35-$2.79)                            Regular Unleaded                  

$2.76 ($2.55-$2.99)                            Midgrade Unleaded               

$2.93 ($2.68-$3.25)                            Premium Unleaded                

$2.92 ($2.61-$3.04)                            Diesel                                     

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