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Gas up 3 cents per gallon in Massachusetts

November 12, 2019 GMT

BOSTON (AP) — The average price of a gallon of gasoline in Massachusetts has increased 3 cents as trade tensions between the U.S. and China cool.

AAA Northeast reported Tuesday that self-serve, regular is now selling for an average of $2.51 per gallon. That is a dime lower than the national average, and 23 cents lower than the Massachusetts price a year ago.

AAA spokeswoman Mary Maguire says crude prices increased as a result of increased optimism that China and the U.S. — the world’s two largest crude consumers — are continuing to resolve ongoing trade tensions.

AAA found a wide range in prices for regular, from a high of $3.05 per gallon to a low of $2.29.