January 2, 2019

Mass. gas prices dip lower for ninth straight week

Courtesy | State House News Service
Gas prices in Massachusetts continue to fall.

Gas prices in Massachusetts fell again to close out 2018.

AAA Northeast reported Monday that the per-gallon price in its latest weekly survey was $2.53 per gallon, down 4 cents per gallon from last week.

It was the ninth consecutive week that that average per-gallon price of gas has fallen.

"Heading into 2019, gasoline demand is expected to dwindle in January, an expected change following the busy holiday travel season," Mary Maguire, AAA Northeast Director of Public and Legislative Affairs, said in a statement. "At the same time, OPEC will begin production cuts January 1 with hopes the shift in global supply will push oil prices higher. The impact of the cuts will not likely be known until later in the first quarter."

Prices at this time last year were 10 cents a gallon lower, at $2.43, and the current national average price for gas is $2.26.

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