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January 30, 2023

Mass. gas prices continue January bounce

Photo | Timothy Doyle This Worcester fuel station operates on Pleasant Street. This photo was taken on Aug. 2.

Gasoline prices in the Worcester metro area, as well as statewide, climbed another 6.5 cents in the past week.

As of Monday morning, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is $3.435 in Massachusetts and $3.409 in Greater Worcester, according to Monday data from the travel association AAA.

Massachusetts prices had dropped steadily since November until mid-January. In the past two weeks, prices are up 14.5 cents.

Nationally prices are up over the past week by more than 8 cents to $3.508. 

“January's weather was relatively mild in much of the nation, which led to more drivers hitting the road. However, a return of wintery conditions in February may see a revival of seasonal driving patterns,” said Mary Maguire, AAA Northeast vice president of public and government affairs in a Monday press release. "But with the cost of oil stubbornly hovering around $80 per barrel, drivers probably won't catch a big break at the pump over the next week or two."

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