Sticker Shock At The Pump; Price Of Gas Up Again In Massachusetts

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WESTWOOD, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Prices at the pump are going up and travel officials say gas prices in Massachusetts have risen to their highest level in seven years.

According to AAA Northeast, Monday saw a 9-cent increase from the week prior which brought the average cost of a gallon of gas in the state up to $3.27.

The price of gas has not been this high in Massachusetts since October 2014. Back then, the average price of gas was $3.32 per gallon.

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Currently, the per-gallon price is 17 cents higher than it was a month ago and $1.17 higher than one year ago.

However, Massachusetts isn't the only state with high gas prices. According to AAA, gas prices are especially high out west with the average price in California at $4.49 per gallon and $4.18 per gallon in Hawaii, as of Monday.

The average in Massachusetts is a nickel lower than the national average.

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