Gas prices jump in Rhode Island, Mass

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gas prices in Rhode Island have jumped seven cents per gallon in a week.

AAA Northeast said Monday its weekly survey found the average price of a gallon of regular, self-serve gas climbed to an average $2.29.

Despite the increase, AAA says the price is still the lowest it’s been in 11 years heading into the Memorial Day weekend.

Rhode Island’s price is one cent higher than the national average. The average price in the state a year ago at this time was 40 cents higher, at an average $2.69 per gallon.

AAA found self-serve, regular selling for as low as $2.17 and as high as $2.49 per gallon.

The price of a gallon of gasoline in Massachusetts also soared 8 cents in the past week, just one week after a modest decrease.

AAA Northeast found self-serve, regular selling for an average of $2.25 per gallon.

That’s still 3 cents per gallon lower than the national average and 41 cents lower than the average price a year ago.

It’s also the lowest gas has been heading into the Memorial Day weekend in 11 years.

AAA found self-serve, regular selling for as low as $2.11 per gallon and as high as $2.49.

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