Gasoline prices in Massachusetts are down one cent this week, according to AAA Northeast.
AAA’s August 14 survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.83 per gallon. The Massachusetts price is two cents lower than the national average for regular unleaded of $2.85. A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was 54 cents lower at $2.29.
“Both locally and nationally, prices have been relatively flat over the last few weeks, suggesting that U.S. gasoline supply and demand are balancing,” said Mary Maguire, Director of Public and Legislative Affairs. “AAA will be watching to see if spikes in demand happen closer to Labor Day as motorists squeeze in those final road trips.”
The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 36 cents, from a low of $2.69 to a high of $3.05. 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:
$2.83 ($2.69-$3.05) Regular Unleaded
$3.06 ($2.79-$3.33) Midgrade Unleaded
$3.26 ($3.01-$3.49) Premium Unleaded
$3.16 ($2.99-$3.39) 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.