RI, Mass. gas prices on rise

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.

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