BOSTON (AP) — The holidays are a little happier for Massachusetts residents who are seeing another steep drop in gas prices.

AAA Southern New England reports Monday that the price of a gallon of self-serve, regular dropped another 11 cents in the past week to an average of $2.57.

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That’s 30 cents lower per gallon than a month ago and 87 cents lower than at the same time last year.

Yet despite the sharp drop, the price in Massachusetts is 18 cents higher than the national average.

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AAA found self-serve, regular selling in Massachusetts for as low as $2.39 per gallon to as high as $2.79.

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