Gas prices down 4 cents this week [Telegram & Gazette, Worcester, Mass.]

WORCESTER – Gasoline prices in Massachusetts are down 4 cents this week, the same decrease of a week ago, according to AAA Northeast.

Regular unleaded gas is averaging $2.67 per gallon when pricing data was gathered by AAAJune 17. That’s a penny lower than the national average of $2.68 for regular unleaded, a drop from last week’s 3 cent difference in averages. A year ago, the average price in Massachusetts was 20 center higher, at $2.87.

“The decline in prices is unusual for this time of year as prices usually trend higher during the summer months due to increased demand,” said Mary Maguire, spokeswoman for AAA Northeast. She continued to contrast that the growing amount of available gasoline has been stimulating the drop in prices as people head to the pumps this summer.

The range of prices in gas this week in the latest AAA survey found a 56-cent difference, from a low of $2.49 to a high of $3.05. Prices may vary within both the area of consumers and individual companies of pump stations.

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