BOSTON — State gas prices in Massachusetts remained the same this week, following a week when the average price jumped 44 cents per gallon due to the problems associated with Hurricane Harvey. A number of refineries in the Gulf Coast are either shutdown, operating at reduced rates, or in the process of restarting, according to AAA Northeast. AAA's survey of state gas prices Monday found self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.70 per gallon in Massachusetts, which is three cents higher than the national average. A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was sixty cents lower at $2.10.Prices should decrease later this month as pipelines and refineries return to full operation, said AAA Northeast spokeswoman Mary Maguire.The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 39 cents, from a low of $2.45 to a high of $2.84.
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