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Mass. gas price down 5 cents in week

The average price for gasoline in Massachusetts was $3.429 a gallon in the latest weekly AAA survey, down 5 cents from the previous week’s average, AAA Southern New England said Monday.

Over the past month, the state average has fallen 16 cents, AAA Southern New England added.

The current national average is $3.24 a gallon. A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was $3.21.

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AAA’s weekly surveys focus on self-serve, regular unleaded gas.

Chris Reidy

Chris Reidy can be reached at reidy@globe.com.