AAA Reports Gas Prices Down by Two Cents

Average price for regular unleaded is $2.89/gallon

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

AAA’s June 18 survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.87 per gallon. The Massachusetts price is two cents below the national average for regular unleaded of $2.89. A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was 66 cents lower at $2.21.  

“The next factor that may influence gas prices is this Friday’s OPEC meeting in Vienna,” said Mary Maguire, Director of Public and Legislative Affairs. “The OPEC nations, plus Russia will discuss increasing oil production which would likely decrease crude oil prices and encourage cheaper gas prices.”

The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 47 cents, from a low of $2.57 to a high of $3.04. 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                        

$2.87 ($2.57-$3.04)                            Regular Unleaded                  

$3.09 ($2.85-$3.34)                            Midgrade Unleaded               

$3.25 ($2.99-$3.46)                            Premium Unleaded                

$3.16 ($3.09-$3.24)                            Diesel                                     

Find the most up-to-date local gas prices with the AAA Fuel Finder by logging onto AAA.com and clicking on Gas Saving Tips & Tools.


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