Gasoline prices in Massachusetts are down three cents from last week, according to AAA Southern New England.

AAA's January 13th survey of prices in Massachusetts found self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $3.44 per gallon, down three cents from last week. Prices locally are a penny higher than a month ago. The current price is 13 cents higher than the national average for self serve unleaded of $3.31. A year ago at this time the Massachusetts average price was one cent lower at $3.43.

The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 31 cents, from a low of $3.29 to a high of $3.60. AAA advises motorists to shop around for the best prices in their area, and to make sure they and their passengers buckle up ? every trip-every time.

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

Self Serve Grade

$3.449 ($3.299-$3.609) Regular Unleaded

$3.659 ($3.419-$3.859) Midgrade Unleaded

$3.769 ($3.519-$4.099) Premium Unleaded

$3.999 ($3.869-$4.199) Diesel

Find the most up-to-date local gas prices with the AAA Fuel Finder by logging onto and clicking on Gas Saving Tips & Tools. AAA members can also obtain a copy of the Gas Watcher's Guide at their local AAA Southern New England office.

AAA Fuel Saving Tip of the Week

If your vehicle's engine does not need premium fuel, using anything other than regular is simply a waste of money.