PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP/WPRI) — Gas prices in Rhode Island continue to rise.
AAA Northeast says its weekly survey released Tuesday found prices for regular rose 4 cents a gallon to an average $2.69.
That’s 5 cents less than the national average of $2.74 per gallon,
A year ago at this time, gas in Rhode Island cost $3.70 per gallon on average. That’s $1.01 per gallon higher, or nearly 38 percent.
The price of a gallon of gasoline also jumped 3 cents in Massachusetts in the past week.
AAA said that its weekly survey found self-serve, regular selling for $2.66 per gallon.
Even though that is 3 cents higher than last week and 12 cents higher than a month ago, it is 8 cents per gallon lower than the current national average and 99 cents lower than the in-state price from a year ago.
AAA found self-serve, regular selling for as low as $2.53 per gallon to as high as $2.89.