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November 16, 2013

Gas prices drop for 10th week

Regional gasoline prices declined again last week, making it the 10th straight week of falling pump prices across Massachusetts and New Hampshire, according to the auto club AAA. The group’s pump-price averaging also showed a seven-day drop in the U.S. national average, marking the fourth consecutive week in which the 50-state figure declined.

In Massachusetts, drivers paid an average of $3.327 for a gallon of self-service regular gas on Wednesday, AAA reported. That was 2.9 pennies lower than the prior Wednesday’s figure of $3.356. Wednesday’s average was 32.2 cents below the the Bay State price of $3.649 recorded on the same day of 2012.

The New Hampshire state-wide average reached $3.256 for self-service regular on Wednesday, a 2.8-cent dip from the $3.284 reported by AAA seven days earlier. On the same day last year, the Granite State average of $3.545 was 28.9 cents above Wednesday’s level.

Nationally, the average price for a gallon of self-service regular gas moved to $3.186, down 4.6 cents from the $3.232 reported by AAA seven days earlier. On the same day of 2012, the U.S. national average of $3.440 was 25.4 cents higher than Wednesday’s figure.

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