Massachusetts gas prices climb back over $2 per gallon

As more people in Massachusetts head back to work, the cost of a gasoline is starting to rise, climbing above $2 per gallon.

The average price of a gallon of self-serve, regular jumped 6 cents in the past week to $2.01, AAA Northeast reported Monday.

That price is 2 cents lower than the national average and 70 cents lower than the average in-state price a year ago.

Gas hasn't been this cheap in early June since 2004, AAA spokeswoman Mary Maguire said in a statement. “But as crude oil prices trend higher and gasoline demand increases, Americans will see gas prices push more expensive, although this summer will be cheaper than last,” she said.

AAA found regular selling for as low as $1.71 and as high as $2.39 per gallon.

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