Gas prices across Massachusetts have gone up two cents this week, with self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.50 per gallon.

The state’s gas price is still 11 cents below the national average of $2.61 per gallon. Last year at this time, the average price was 33 cents lower at $2.17.

“With the arrival of spring, gas prices both locally and nationwide immediately became more expensive,” said Mary Maguire, Director of Public and Legislative Affairs. “Right now, we are seeing the market starting to purge winter-blend gasoline to make room for the more expensive summer blend.”

The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 40 cents, from a low of $2.39 to a high of $2.79.

Today’s local gas prices and their ranges are as follows:

Self Serve                                        Grade                        

$2.50 ($2.39-$2.79)                         Regular Unleaded                  

$2.76 ($2.52-$2.99)                         Midgrade Unleaded               

$2.93 ($2.70-$3.25)                         Premium Unleaded                

$2.96 ($2.79-$3.09)                         Diesel      

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