Gas Prices Fall One Cent, Reports AAA

Average price for regular unleaded is $2.63/gallon

Gasoline prices in Massachusetts are down one cent this week, according to AAA Northeast.

AAA’s August 19 survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.63 per gallon. The Massachusetts price is two cents higher than the national average for regular unleaded of $2.61. A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was nineteen cents higher at $2.82.  

“Despite robust demand, gas prices continue to trend downward, which is good news for drivers heading out for the long Labor Day weekend, taking end-of-summer vacations, and driving their college students back to campus,” said Mary Maguire, Director of Public and Legislative Affairs.

The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 62 cents, from a low of $2.43 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                        

$2.63 ($2.43-$3.05)                            Regular Unleaded                  

$2.86 ($2.65-$3.25)                            Midgrade Unleaded               

$3.04 ($2.75-$3.45)                            Premium Unleaded                

$2.96 ($2.69-$3.39)                            Diesel 

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