Gas Prices Down Two Cents, Reports AAA

Average price for regular unleaded is $2.68/gallon

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

AAA’s August 5 survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.68 per gallon. The Massachusetts price is three cents lower than the national average for regular unleaded of $2.71. A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was sixteen cents higher at $2.84. 

“Prices are cheaper as demand saw a small dip on the week, even though overall demand remains robust for the summer,” said Mary Maguire, Director of Public and Legislative Affairs. “Most states have seen cheaper pump prices of a few pennies and motorists can expect this trend to continue through the first part of August.”

The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 60 cents, from a low of $2.39 to a high of $2.99. 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                        

$2.68 ($2.39-$2.99)                            Regular Unleaded                  

$2.91 ($2.75-$3.25)                            Midgrade Unleaded               

$3.06 ($2.89-$3.45)                            Premium Unleaded                

$3.00 ($2.75-$3.39)                            Diesel 

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