By CBSBoston.com Staff

BOSTON (CBS) — Gas prices are up again, but only slightly in Massachusetts. AAA said Monday that the average cost per gallon went up a single penny from last week to $3.41.

With that small increase, the price in Massachusetts now matches the nationwide average.

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“A slight dip in gas demand, possibly due to seasonal driving habit changes, is contributing to some price relief at the pump,” AAA Northeast’s Mary Maguire said in a statement. “Unfortunately, the ongoing tight supply of crude oil will likely keep gas prices fluctuating, instead of dropping, for some time.”

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The price of gas in Massachusetts is 18 cents higher than a month ago and $1.34 higher than it was at this time last year.

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CBSBoston.com Staff