Mass. Gas Prices Surge by 17 Cents

BOSTON (AP) – Massachusetts gas prices, fueled by social unrest in the Middle East and North Africa, soared 17 cents in the past week but still remained well below the national average.

AAA Southern New England reports Monday that a gallon of self-serve, regular jumped to an average of $3.30, six cents below the national average.

Gas has risen in Massachusetts 24 cents per gallon since the beginning of the year, and self-serve regular is now 66 cents more than at the same time last year.

AAA found gas as low as $3.14 per gallon and as high as $3.49.

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