MA Gas Prices Down Heading into Memorial Day Weekend

Average gas price in state was 16 cents lower a year ago.

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Gasoline prices in Massachusetts are down a penny from last week, according to AAA Southern New England.

In its May 19 survey of gas prices in Massachusetts, AAA found self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $3.65 per gallon, down one cent from last week. Prices locally are 5 cents higher than a month ago. The current price is the same as the national average for self serve unleaded of $3.65. A year ago the Massachusetts average price was 16 cents lower at $3.49.

The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 25 cents, from a low of $3.54 to a high of $3.79.             

Here are the current gas prices and ranges (all prices shown are self serve):

  • Regular Unleaded: $3.659 ($3.549-$3.799)
  • Midgrade Unleaded: $3.849 ($3.679-$3.999)
  • Premium Unleaded: $3.969 ($3.749-$4.299)
  • Diesel: $4.069 ($3.889-$4.399)          
Drivers can 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.
Steven Sadowski May 21, 2014 at 08:32 PM
Actually "rational" people who took microeconomics 101 understand that oil is run primarily by a cartel. And cartels do not set prices based upon supply and demand. They set prices based upon keeping the addict addicted, so when the times are tough for the addict and there's fear the addict will have to change drugs, they lower the prices to keep it in the flow. Once the addict is doing well, they jack the prices and reap the rewards. Here's the cliff notes in case you missed class: http://www.cliffsnotes.com/more-subjects/economics/monopolistic-competition-and-oligopoly/cartel-theory-of-oligopoly
Joe Veno May 22, 2014 at 08:37 AM
They are not down n my area !!!!
Derek Duchemin May 22, 2014 at 09:12 AM
Wow that sucks for you Joe.


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