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AAA Northeast: Mass. gas prices up 3 cents

MetroWest Daily News, Framingham, Mass. — MetroWest Daily News, Framingham, Mass.

June 30-- Jun. 30--Gasoline prices in Massachusetts are up 3 cents this week, according to AAA Northeast.

AAA Northeast's weekly survey of prices in Massachusetts found that self-serve, regular unleaded averaged $2.06 per gallon. Massachusetts' price is 11 cents below the national average of $2.17. A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was 58 cents higher, at $2.67 per gallon.

"While overall travel projections are down, those who head out for July 4th and beyond are expected to drive to their destinations," said Mark Schieldrop, public and legislative affairs specialist at AAA Northeast, in a statement. "This increased demand is leading to higher gas prices, though motorists will still pay much less than they did a year ago."

The lowest price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in MetroWest is $1.89 at a quarter of stations -- Prime Energy on Waverly Street (Rte. 135) and BP on Worcester Road (Rte. 9), both in Framingham; Ashland Auto Service Center on Homer Avennue in Ashland; and Discount Gas on Main Street in Marlborough -- according to gasbuddy.com.

AAA Northeast is a nonprofit auto club with 62 offices in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, New Hampshire and New York, providing more than 5.7 million local AAA members with travel, insurance, finance, and auto-related services.

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