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    Average gas price rises in Mass.

    The average price for gas in Massachusetts was $3.459 a gallon in the latest weekly AAA survey, up 4 cents from the previous week’s average, AAA Southern New England said Monday.

    It was the first weekly increase locally since early October, AAA Southern New England added.

    The current national average for a gallon of gas is $3.29. A year ago at this time, the Massachusetts average price was $3.37.

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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.