GAS PRICES DOWN TWO CENTS, SAYS AAA, LOWEST PRICE SINCE SPRING OF 2009



Gasoline prices in Massachusetts are down two cents from last week, are at the lowest point of the year and the lowest locally since the spring of 2009, according to AAA Northeast. The continuing drop in crude oil prices and strong supplies are the primary drivers of these lower prices, AAA says.

AAA’s December 14th survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.04 per gallon, down two cents from last week. Prices locally are four cents less than a month ago. The current price is three cents more than the national average for self-serve unleaded of $2.01. A year ago at this time the Massachusetts average price was 64 cents higher at $2.68.

The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 57 cents, from a low of $1.92 to a high of $2.49. 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:

$2.049 ($1.929-$2.499) Regular Unleaded

$2.369 ($2.129-$2.899) Midgrade Unleaded

$2.559 ($2.319-$3.099) Premium Unleaded

$2.419 ($2.199-$2.899) 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 Northeast office.

AAA Northeast is a not-for-profit auto club with 61 offices in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, New Hampshire and New York providing more than 5.1 million local AAA members with travel, insurance, finance, and auto-related services.