Gasoline prices in Massachusetts are down eight cents from last week, according to AAA Southern New England.
AAA’s October 27th survey of prices in Massachusetts found self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $3.09 per gallon, down eight cents from last week. Prices locally are 29 cents lower than a month ago. The current price is five cents more than the national average for self serve unleaded of $3.04. A year ago at this time the Massachusetts average price was 25 cents higher at $3.34.
The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 51 cents, from a low of $2.92 to a high of $3.43. AAA advises motorists to shop around for the best prices in their area, and to make sure they and their passengers buckle up — every trip, every time.
“We are rapidly approaching a $3.00 per gallon average in Massachusetts, with dramatic price drops at the pump in each of the last 3 weeks. That’s good news as we head into the holidays, giving motorists a bit more to spend on gifts, travel, and basic expenses,” said Mary Maguire, AAA Southern New England Director of Public and Legislative Affairs.
Today’s local gas prices and their ranges are as follows:
Self Serve Grade
$3.099 ($2.929-$3.439) Regular Unleaded
$3.389 ($3.099-$3.899) Midgrade Unleaded
$3.549 ($3.199-$3.999) Premium Unleaded
$3.699 ($3.409-$3.999) Diesel
Find the most up-to-date local gas prices with the AAA Fuel Finder by logging onto AAA.com and clicking on Gas Saving Tips & Tools. AAA members can also obtain a copy of the Gas Watcher’s Guide at their local AAA Southern New England office.
AAA Fuel Saving Tip of the Week
Accelerate smoothly and brake gradually. It’s safer, uses less gas, and reduces brake wear.