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Massachusetts Gas Prices Up A Nickel Per Gallon

BOSTON (AP) — The average price of a gallon of gasoline in Massachusetts has jumped a nickel in the past week.

AAA Northeast reports Monday that its weekly survey found self-serve, regular selling for an average of $2.44 per gallon, 5 cents more than last week.

The Massachusetts price is a dime lower than the national average for the same grade, and still 4 cents lower than the average in-state price a year ago.

A spokeswoman for AAA says gasoline demand has been steadily increasing while stocks have been gradually decreasing, which has driven up pump prices.

AAA found gas selling for as low as $2.24 per gallon and as high as $3.05.

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