Gasoline prices are quickly approaching the $2 per gallon level in Massachusetts, AAA Northeast said Monday. The drop in price comes as state residents continue to stay home and practice physical distancing to limit the spread of coronavirus.
The average price of a gallon of self-serve, regular gas 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.
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.
With additional reporting from the WBUR Newsroom.