Gas Prices Down Three Cents, Reports AAA

Average price for regular unleaded is $2.60/gallon

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

AAA’s August 26 survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.60 per gallon. The Massachusetts price is one cent higher than the national average for regular unleaded of $2.59. A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was twenty-four cents higher at $2.84.  

“For local travelers who are ending summer with road trips, gas prices are significantly less expensive than they were last Labor Day,” said Mary Maguire, Director of Public and Legislative Affairs. “At the start of this week, two-thirds of all states have averages that are around a quarter cheaper than last year.”

The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 63 cents, from a low of $2.42 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                        

$2.60 ($2.42-$3.05)                            Regular Unleaded                  

$2.88 ($2.65-$3.25)                            Midgrade Unleaded               

$3.06 ($2.75-$3.51)                            Premium Unleaded                

$2.95 ($2.67-$3.39)                            Diesel 

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