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Massachusetts gas prices reach new record high of $4.70 a gallon

AAA predicts more will travel for Memorial Day weekend than last year, despite record high gas price
AAA predicts more will travel for Memorial Day weekend than last year, despite record high gas price 01:51

BOSTON - Gas prices in Massachusetts continued a daily record climb Wednesday, hitting a new all-time high of $4.70 a gallon, according to AAA.

That's up five cents since Tuesday's record high and 26 cents in the last week.

A year ago, it was $2.91 a gallon, $1.79 less.

The national average is $4.56 a gallon, which is also a record, according to AAA.

California has the highest prices in the country, with an average of $6.05 a gallon.

Diesel prices are also at a record high of $6.41 a gallon in Massachusetts Wednesday.

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