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Average per-gallon gas price in Massachusetts drops 11 cents

March 30, 2020 GMT
Brad Downey fills up his vehicle at the Stop & Shop gas station in Pittsfield, Mass. where regular unleaded gasoline was $1.89 gallon on Monday, March 30, 2020. (Gillian Jones/The Berkshire Eagle via AP)
Brad Downey fills up his vehicle at the Stop & Shop gas station in Pittsfield, Mass. where regular unleaded gasoline was $1.89 gallon on Monday, March 30, 2020. (Gillian Jones/The Berkshire Eagle via AP)

BOSTON (AP) — Gasoline prices are quickly approaching the $2 per gallon level in Massachusetts, AAA Northeast said Monday.

The average price of a gallon of self-serve, regular fell 11 cents in the past week to an average of $2.05, the organization said.

Massachusetts’ price is 4 cents higher than the national per-gallon average of $2.01. A year ago, the average price in Massachusetts was 48 cents higher.

The national price is expected to drop lower than $2 per gallon in the coming week, as demand diminishes because Americans are staying home amid the coronavirus pandemic and crude prices stay low.

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AAA also found a wide range of prices for regular in Massachusetts from a low of $1.72 to a high of $2.75 per gallon.