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Massachusetts gas prices drop for 14th consecutive week according to AAA; state could see slight increase soon



Westwood, MA, September 19, 2022 — According to AAA, the average gas price in Massachusetts is down 12 cents from last week ($3.80), averaging $3.68 per gallon. Today’s price is 52 cents lower than a month ago ($4.20), and 58 cents higher than September 19, 2021 ($3.10). Massachusetts’ average gas price is 1 cent higher than the national average.

“All streaks have to end at some point, and the national average for a gallon of gas has fallen $1.34 since its peak in mid-June,” said Mary Maguire, AAA Northeast Director of Public and Government Affairs. “Prices continue to fall locally, but there are big factors tugging on global oil prices—war, COVID, economic recession, and hurricane season. All this uncertainty could push oil prices higher, likely resulting in slightly higher pump prices.”

AAA Northeast’s September 19 survey of fuel prices found the current national average to be 4 cents lower than last week ($3.71), averaging $3.67 a gallon. Today’s national average price is 24 cents lower than a month ago ($3.91), and 48 cents higher than this day last year ($3.19).

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