By CBSBoston.com 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.

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“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.”

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

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CBSBoston.com Staff