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Gas up 8 cents, largest increase since last April

MASSACHUSETTS – Gasoline prices in Massachusetts are up eight cents this week, marking the largest one-week increase since last April according to a release from AAA Southern New England.

“With a 24-cent difference locally between the highest and lowest prices, it’s important that motorists shop around for the best prices in their area,” said Mary Maguire, AAA Southern New England Director of Public and Legislative Affairs.

“It isn’t worth wasting gas driving to a distant station to save just a few cents, but keeping an eye on prices to and from work or elsewhere in areas where you regularly travel might pay off in savings.”

Today’s survey of self-serve, regular unleaded in Massachusetts found the average to be $3.379 per gallon. The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 32 cents, from a low of $3.27 to a high of $3.59. The state average is equal to the national average.

A year ago at this time the Massachusetts average price was $3.08 per gallon.

Find the most up-to-date local gas prices with the AAA Fuel Finder by logging onto AAA.com 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.

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