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AAA: Gasoline Prices Down 2 Cents

A survey by AAA, shows gasoline prices in Massachusetts are down 2 cents and 9 cents in two weeks.

Press release from AAA Southern New England

Gas prices continue to fall in Massachusetts, down another two cents this week and 11 cents over the last three weeks, according to a survey by .

AAA’s Aug. 22 survey of prices in Massachusetts found self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $3.649 per gallon, down two cents from a week ago.

The current price is eight cents above the national average for self serve unleaded of $3.56. A year ago at this time, the Massachusetts average price was $2.68.

The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 53 cents, from a low of $3.42 to a high of $3.95.

AAA advises motorists to shop around for the best prices in their area, and to make sure they and their passengers buckle up — every time.

AAA Fuel Saving Tip of the Week: Plan ahead. When running errands, try to combine multiple tasks into one trip. Several short trips starting with a cold engine each time can use twice as much gas as a longer multipurpose trip covering the same distance when the engine is warm. Also, plan the route in advance to drive the fewest miles.

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