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Gas Prices Jump 10 Cents In Massachusetts

BOSTON (AP) — The average price of a gallon of gasoline in Massachusetts has soared by a dime in the past week, the fourth consecutive week of higher prices.

AAA Northeast reported Monday that self-serve, regular is now selling for an average of $1.96 per gallon.

That's 28 cents higher than a month ago, but still 8 cents lower than the national average.

The Massachusetts price a year ago was 36 cents per gallon higher.

Prices are being driven up by higher crude oil prices, seasonal increases in demand, and reduced production due to refinery maintenance.

AAA found self-serve, regular selling for as low as $1.83 per gallon in Massachusetts, and as high as $2.29.

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