Gas prices drop to lowest since 2004

July 26, 2016

Gasoline prices in Massachusetts fell to their lowest summer level since 2004, according to AAA Northeast.

The auto group’s July 25 survey of prices found self-serve, regular averaged $2.14 per gallon, down two cents from a week ago.

One year ago, the average price in the Bay State was 50 cents higher at $2.64.

“The low prices are contributing to what looks to be a record summer travel season, with Americans flocking to the beaches, national parks and a wide variety of destinations,” said Mary Maguire, AAA spokeswoman, in a statement.

The range in prices for regular is 22 cents, from a low of $2.07 at Angelo’s at 367 Lincoln Ave. in Saugus to a high of $2.29 at the Shell station in Swampscott, according to BostonGasBuddy.com.