Gas prices up 4 cents in RI, unchanged in Massachusetts

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gas prices are on the rise in Rhode Island.

AAA Northeast says in its weekly survey on Monday that the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded had risen two cents from last week, to $2.24.

That’s the same price as the national average.

It’s four cents higher than last year at this time, when the average price of regular unleaded gas in Rhode Island was $2.20 per gallon.

Across the border in Massachusetts, the price of gasoline is holding steady after rising for a couple of weeks.

AAA Northeast found the average price for self-serve regular is $2.13 per gallon, the same as a week ago.

Massachusetts remains eleven cents below the U.S. average of $2.24 per gallon.

The average price had climbed 5 cents over the previous two weeks in the Bay State.

According to AAA, gasoline was selling for an average of $2.09 per gallon in Massachusetts a year ago at this time.