Gas prices up 1 penny per gallon in RI, down 1 penny in Mass.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gas prices are creeping up in Rhode Island.

AAA Northeast says its weekly survey on Monday found the price of a gallon of regular gas rose a penny from last week, to an average $2.25 this week.

That’s 3 cents higher than the national average of $2.22 per gallon.

It’s also 8 cents higher than last year at this time, when the price for gas in Rhode Island was $2.17 per gallon.

Across the border in Massachusetts, the price of a gallon of gas trickled down a penny in the past and remains well below the national average.

AAA Northeast reports Monday that self-serve, regular is now selling for an average of $2.13 per gallon.

That’s 9 cents per gallon lower than the national average, but 4 cents higher than the state average a year ago.

AAA found self-serve, regular selling for as low as $2.03 and as high as $2.34 per gallon, a 31-cent range.