Gas Prices Fall a Penny, Says AAA

Average price for regular unleaded is $2.55/gallon

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

AAA Northeast’s September 30 survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.55 per gallon. Massachusetts’s price is 10 cents below the national average of $2.65. A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was 28 cents higher at $2.83 per gallon.

“Crude oil prices have dropped not far above where they were before the drone attack on Saudi oil facilities just over two weeks ago,” said Mary Maguire, AAA Northeast Director of Public and Legislative Affairs. “This is helping to push gas prices cheaper in most of the country and motorists in the northeast can expect this trend to continue.”

The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 76 cents, from a low of $2.29 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                        

$2.55 ($2.29-$3.05)                            Regular Unleaded                  

$2.82 ($2.59-$3.19)                            Midgrade Unleaded               

$2.96 ($2.77-$3.45)                            Premium Unleaded                

$2.97 ($2.73-$3.35)                            Diesel                                     

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