Massachusetts motorists are still able to find gas for less than $2 a gallon as they head into the holiday driving season, according to State House News service. AAA Northeast reported Monday that prices in their latest weekly survey held at $2.06 a gallon, on average, with gas available for as low as $1.93 per gallon and as high as $2.39 per gallon.
On Tuesday, a gallon of gas was priced at $3.09 at the Citgo in Vineyard Haven.
A year ago, the average cost of a gallon of gas in Massachusetts was $2.78, or 72 cents a gallon higher. “Concerns that OPEC nations would agree to production cuts led to temporary increases in oil prices last week,” Mary Maguire, director of public and legislative affairs at AAA Northeast, said in a statement. “Those oil production cuts did not happen, sending oil prices back under $40 per barrel. Strong supplies and low oil prices are good news for motorists heading into the busy holiday traveling season.” The average price of midgrade unleaded this week was $2.37, and premium unleaded was selling for $2.56 a gallon, on average.