Mass. Gas Prices Drop Below National Average

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Massachusetts gas prices have fallen below the national average for the first time in months, according to AAA. Prices at the pump were averaging $3.66 a gallon as of Tuesday morning, while the national average was a cent higher at about $3.67.

The prices have been sliding both nationally and in Massachusetts since mid-June, when they hit highs in the low $5 range.

Country-wide prices may be levelling off. They've dropped four cents in the last week, the smallest weekly decline in months. While prices usually decrease in the fall, AAA pointed out that there are big "uncertainty" factors like the war in Ukraine and hurricane season that could push prices higher.

Fred, a rideshare driver who talked to WBZ NewsRadio, said he's grateful for the decline while it lasts. WBZ's James Rojas spoke to him at a Shell station where gas is going for $3.59.

"I definitely notice it. I'm an Uber driver, so I'm always filling up. I made it a point to come here to get gas, because it's a lot cheaper than where I'm paying — where I'm paying right now, it's about $4.40, so it's a big difference," he said.

The lowest prices in the state were in the Springfield area, with a gallon costing about $3.48.

WBZ's James Rojas (@JamesRojasNews) reports:

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