Gasoline prices in Massachusetts are down three cents this week, according to AAA Northeast.

AAA’s July 23 survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.80 per gallon. The Massachusetts price is four cents lower than the national average for regular unleaded of $2.84. A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was 59 cents lower at $2.21.

“The national average for regular unleaded gasoline dropped three cents this week, and Massachusetts’ 3 cent drop reflects that downward trend,” said Mary Maguire, Director of Public and Legislative Affairs. “Crude oil prices are under $70 a barrel, and domestic oil production is at an all-time high—acting as buffer to price increases at the pump for motorists.”

The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 48 cents, from a low of $2.61 to a high of $3.09.

Today’s local gas prices and their ranges are as follows:

Self Serve                                           Grade

$2.80 ($2.61-$3.09)                            Regular Unleaded

$3.04 ($2.85-$3.49)                            Midgrade Unleaded

$3.19 ($2.99-$3.59)                            Premium Unleaded

$3.17 ($2.99-$3.39)                            Diesel

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