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Mass. gas prices fall, but still top US average

The numbers at Massachusetts gas pumps have ticked down steadily over the past two months, but don’t count on paying Missouri prices here any time soon.

The weekly average cost of unleaded gasoline in Massachusetts has fallen 34 cents in eight weeks, to just below $3.43 a gallon, according to the AAA of Southern New England weekly survey. Despite the decline, local drivers are still paying 18 cents above the national weekly average, AAA reported, and they have to shell out a lot more than motorists in Missouri — Tuesday’s nearly $2.95 a gallon average there was the lowest in the nation.

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