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Gas Prices Jump 8 Cents in Framingham, State

AAA Southern New England says this increase is the largest one-week increase since April 2011.

The latest survey from , which has an office in Framingham, has gas prices in Massachusetts are up eight cents this week, 16 cents over the past three weeks.

This is the largest one-week increase since late last April, according to AAA Southern New England.

AAA’s Jan. 9 survey of prices in Massachusetts found self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $3.379 per gallon, eight cents more than a week ago.

The current price is equal to the national average for self serve unleaded of $3.37. A year ago at this time, the Massachusetts average price was $3.08.

The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 32 cents, from a low of $3.27 to a high of $3.59.

Want to find the best price for gas in Framingham? Use Framingham Patch's traffic/gas tool: http://framingham.patch.com/traffic

A couple of locations in town have regular unleaded at $3.30

AAA Fuel Saving Tip of the Week: “With a 24-cent difference locally between the highest and lowest prices, it’s important that motorists shop around for the best prices in their area. It isn’t worth wasting gas driving to a distant station to save just a few cents, but keeping an eye on prices to and from work or elsewhere in areas where you regularly travel might pay off in savings,” said Mary Maguire, AAA Southern New England director of public and legislative affairs.

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