Pumping gas file photo

Gas pump. (File photo)

Relief continues at Attleboro area gas stations.

Gasoline prices in Massachusetts have dropped for a second straight week after surging for most weeks since February.

The cost of a gallon self-serve, regular is down 3 cents from last week, averaging $2.75, according to AAA Northeast’s weekly survey Monday.

The price is six cents lower than the national average. A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was 17 cents higher at $2.92.

Costs dipped 2 cents last week after peaking at $2.84 in early May as prices shot up 50 cents since February, with some weeks experiencing increases of 5 to 10 cents.

“Gas prices have been trending lower now for the past month and there are no signs of pump prices changing gears toward more expensive for the summer season,” Mary Maguire of AAA said. “One major indicator supporting this forecast is the price of crude oil, which dropped last week by $6 a barrel, one of the lowest prices of the year.”

The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for regular is 39 cents, from $2.60 to $2.99. Midgrade is averaging $2.97, from $2.79 to $3.25; Premium is averaging $3.15, from $2.95 to $3.45. Diesel is averaging $3.08, from $2.85 to $3.45.

Stephen Peterson can be reached at 508-236-0377.

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