Mass. gas prices up 2 cents per gallon

Highest level for 4th of July weekend in 6 years

gas prices increase

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts gas prices are the highest they have been approaching the Fourth of July holiday in six years.

AAA Southern New England reports Monday that the price of self-serve regular has risen 2 cents per gallon the past week to an average of $3.70, and is now 6 cents higher than a month ago.

The in-state price is 2 cents more than the national average, and a full quarter higher than the Massachusetts price at the same time last year.

AAA found a range of 32 cents, from a low of $3.57 for a gallon of self-serve regular, to a high of $3.89.

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