Gas prices continue to drop in Rhode Island, Mass.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gas prices continue to fall in Rhode Island, to an average $2.21 per gallon.

AAA Northeast says its weekly survey released Monday found the average price of a gallon of self-serve, regular gas has fallen one penny since last week. AAA says the price is the lowest it has been during the month of July since 2004.

The price is significantly lower than it was at this time last year, when gas was averaging $2.71 per gallon in Rhode Island.

The price is five cents above the national average of $2.16.

AAA says it found self-serve, regular gas selling for as low as $1.99 per gallon and as high as $2.36.

Across the border in Massachusetts, gas prices are now at their lowest level for this time of year since 2004.

AAA Northeast reported Monday that self-serve, regular is selling for an average of $2.14 per gallon, 2 cents lower than a week ago. The price is also 2 cents below the national average for the same grade and 50 cents lower than it was a year ago.

AAA found a wide range of prices for self-serve, regular, from a low of $1.95 to a high of $2.49 per gallon.

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