By The Associated Press

WESTWOOD (AP) — The average cost of a gallon of gasoline in Massachusetts has jumped another 6 cents in the last week to $2.75, and has now surged 28 cents in the past month, AAA Northeast said Monday.

And even though the state per-gallon average is now 38 cents higher than it was a year ago, it remains 11 cents lower than the current national average, AAA said.

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Prices are expected to continue to increase, especially following the Energy Information Administration’s latest weekly reports showing a second week of major decline in gasoline stocks and an increase in U.S. demand.

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“With increased demand and tighter gasoline supplies, we are looking at more expensive pump prices with little relief in the weeks ahead,” AAA Northeast spokesperson Mary Maguire said.

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