By Staff

BOSTON (CBS) — Gas prices in Massachusetts continue to climb above $3 per gallon. AAA says the average price is up 2 cents from last week to $3.02.

That’s still 12 cents lower than the national average of $3.14.

READ MORE: 7-Month-Old With Rare Genetic Condition Sent Home From Hospital For The First Time Since Being Born

“Peak summer driving season is in full-swing as Americans hit the road to explore, and gas prices are not backing down,” said AAA Northeast’s Mary Maguire in a statement. “On average, motorists are paying almost a dollar more a gallon than last summer to fill up and close to 40 cents more than in 2019.”

READ MORE: Market Basket Worker Hoping To Spread Kindness Helps Veteran Pay For Groceries

Gas prices in the state have risen 8 cents from a month ago.

MORE NEWS: Keller @ Large: Some Republicans Ramp Up Appeals To Get Vaccinated, But Not So Much In Massachusetts Staff