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Gas prices continue to climb in Massachusetts

Gasoline prices in Massachusetts continue to rise, according to AAA Northeast.

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Gasoline prices in Massachusetts continue to rise, according to AAA Northeast.

AAA’s survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.73 per gallon. The Massachusetts price is three cents below the national average for regular unleaded of $2.76. A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was 26 cents lower at $2.37. The average price per gallon in Bristol County is $2.70.

“Prices at the pump have hit their highest point in the last six months, and will likely continue to climb—based on higher crude oil prices, geo-political tensions driving anxiety regarding oil supplies, and the seasonal switchover to the summer gasoline blend, which typically adds a few pennies to pump prices,” said Mary Maguire, Director of Public and Legislative Affairs.

AAA advises motorists to shop around for the best prices in their area, and to make sure they and their passengers buckle up — every time.

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