AAA Reports Gas Prices Down Four Cents

Average price for regular unleaded is $2.80/gallon

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

AAA’s May 13 survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.80 per gallon. The Massachusetts price is six cents lower than the national average for regular unleaded of $2.86. A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was one cent higher at $2.81. 

“The move to cheaper gas prices indicates that supply and demand are potentially leveling out,” said Mary Maguire, Director of Public and Legislative Affairs. “However, there are many factors that could quickly push up prices, including the impact of Chinese tariffs, a spike in demand or the volume of Memorial Day travel. Pump price movements this week will indicate if motorists will continue to see cheaper gas prices or if this was just a one-week fad.”

The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 43 cents, from a low of $2.62 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:

Self Serve                                           Grade                        

$2.80 ($2.62-$3.05)                            Regular Unleaded                  

$3.00 ($2.79-$3.29)                            Midgrade Unleaded               

$3.16 ($2.95-$3.49)                            Premium Unleaded                

$3.08 ($2.85-$3.49)                            Diesel 

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