The average price for regular unleaded gas in Mass. is $3.38 per gallon

The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline sold in Massachusetts is $3.38, unchanged from a week ago, according to AAA Northeast.

The current state average is 3 cents lower than it was a month ago ($3.41), but $1.17 higher than it was a year ago ($2.21).

Massachusetts’ average gas price is 10 cents higher than the national average.

Mary Maguire, AAA Northeast's director of public/government affairs, noted that prices have been trending downward recently, "which which is good news for motorists.”

“Factors such as the continuing impact of COVID and the willingness of OPEC nations to increase oil production will play a role in what prices we see at the pumps throughout the first quarter of the year,” she said in a statement.

The least expensive price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline sold in MetroWest is $3.25 at the Prime Energy station on Waverly Street (Route 135) in Framingham, according to The BJ's store in Hudson sells it for $3.17, but you have to be a member.

AAA Northeast is a nonprofit auto club with 71 offices in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, New Hampshire and New York, providing more than 6 million local AAA members with travel, insurance, finance, and auto-related services.

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