Gas prices in Rhode Island down 3 cents, to average $2.27

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gas prices in Rhode Island are down three cents this week.

AAA Northeast found in its weekly survey released Monday that the average price of a gallon of self-serve, regular gas has dropped to $2.27 in the Ocean State. That’s three cents lower than last week’s average.

Rhode Island’s price is the same as the national average.

The in-state price at this time last year was 52 cents higher, at an average $2.79 per gallon.

AAA found self-serve, regular gas selling for as low as $2.15 and as high as $2.36.

AAA says it’s unusual for gas prices to decrease after Memorial Day.

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