AAA Reports Gas Prices Down Three Cents

Average price for regular unleaded is $2.44/gallon

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

AAA Northeast’s February 17 survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.44 per gallon. Massachusetts’s price is 1 cent above the national average of $2.43. A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was 9 cents lower at $2.35 per gallon.

“Prices locally are already down 10 cents from just the start of the year,” said Mary Maguire, Director, Public and Legislative Affairs. “Continued strong supplies and less, wintertime, demand, is a good sign for motorists heading into the second half of February.”

The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 86 cents, from a low of $2.19 to a high of $3.05. AAA advises motorists to shop around for the best prices in their area. Please remember to slow down and move over for any emergency vehicles on the side of the road.

Today’s local gas prices and their ranges are as follows:

Self Serve                                           Grade                        

$2.44 ($2.19-$3.05)                            Regular Unleaded                  

$2.78 ($2.49-$3.19)                            Midgrade Unleaded               

$2.95 ($2.69-$3.45)                            Premium Unleaded                

$2.94 ($2.69-$3.29)                            Diesel                                     

Find the most up-to-date local gas prices with the AAA Fuel Finder by logging onto and clicking on Gas Saving Tips & Tools. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on