Gasoline prices in Massachusetts are down two cents from last week, according to AAA Southern New England. “These continuing declining prices are great news for end-of-summer vacationers, since AAA is projecting that roughly nice of every ten travelers will drive,” says Massachusetts Spokesperson Mary Maguire.
AAA’s August 25th survey of prices in Massachusetts found self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $3.45 per gallon, down two cents from last week. Prices locally are 13 cents lower than a month ago. The current price is a penny more than the national average for self serve unleaded of $3.44. A year ago at this time the Massachusetts average price was 17 cents higher at $3.62.
The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 63 cents, from a low of $3.26 to a high of $3.89. 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.
Today’s local gas prices and their ranges are as follows:
Self Serve Grade
$3.459 ($3.269-$3.899) Regular Unleaded
$3.669 ($3.419-$4.059) Midgrade Unleaded
$3.809 ($3.469-$4.299) Premium Unleaded
$3.859 ($3.689-$4.199) 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
Spark plugs must be in good condition. Some will last for 100,000 miles, but may need to be replaced more often.