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Gas prices in Massachusetts start going up for first time in months



The monthslong slide in gas prices has come to an end, as Bay State drivers start to notice pump prices going up at their neighborhood gas station.

Gas prices in Massachusetts ticked up 7 cents on average over the last week, which is the first time prices have increased in several weeks. The average cost for a regular gallon of gas is now $3.56, according to AAA Northeast on Monday.

After mid-June — when gas prices hit a record high of $5.04 a gallon — the average price in the Bay State dropped by more than $1.50 a gallon over a four-month stretch. But now pump prices are starting to rise again.

“That great run we had has come to an end,” AAA Northeast’s Mark Schieldrop said of the decreasing gas prices. “We’ll see if we hover where we’re at, and hopefully we don’t see any major increases.

“I see us in this kind of plateau phase, where we don’t see prices falling very much,” he added. “We won’t see prices like in the summer around $5, but we could see anywhere between a 25-cent to 40-cent range where we could bounce up and down.”



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