THE WORST OF IT, SO FAR: Massachusetts high gas prices keep hitting records every day: ‘We may be in the worst of it.’

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If you thought the soaring gas prices couldn’t go any higher, just wait a few hours.

The unprecedented rising fuel costs keep going up to eyebrow-raising levels in Massachusetts, as AAA on Monday reported that the average for regular gas had jumped to $4.60. That record high for regular gas in the Bay State is 21 cents up from last week.

“It’s been a new record every day,” Mark Schieldrop of AAA Northeast told the Herald on Monday. “This is as bad as it’s ever been.

“In the past, there have been momentary spikes that fall back quickly, but this is different,” he added. “This is a steady building snowball that keeps getting bigger and bigger.”

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The $4.60 average is 12 cents higher than the national average. The state’s average is a 58% spike from the same time last year — or $1.69 higher than the average of $2.91 last May. Prices have soared since the start of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

This week is the time of year when gas prices typically peak ahead of Memorial Day and the summer driving season.

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