Gasoline prices in Massachusetts are down five cents this week, according to AAA Northeast.
AAA’s September 18 survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.65 per gallon.
The Massachusetts price is three cents above the national average for regular unleaded of $2.62. A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was fifty five cents lower at $2.10.
“As Gulf Coast refineries come back on line and production picks up, we see prices at the pump leveling off and now dropping,” said Mary Maguire, Director of Public and Legislative Affairs. “Historically, hurricane-related price spikes are dramatic but brief.”
The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 30 cents, from a low of $2.49 to a high of $2.79. 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
$2.65 ($2.49-$2.79) Regular Unleaded
$2.87 ($2.72-$3.05) Midgrade Unleaded
$3.02 ($2.82-$3.25) Premium Unleaded
$2.66 ($2.49-$2.91) 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.