Gas prices up 2 cents, to $2.22 per gallon, in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gas prices have risen 2 cents per gallon in Rhode Island.

AAA Northeast says its weekly survey on Monday found the price of a gallon of regular unleaded climbed to $2.22.

That’s 1 cent above the national average of $2.21 per gallon.

It’s 16 cents higher than last year at this time, when gas in Rhode Island was averaging $2.06 per gallon.

AAA Northeast says the price increase is partly due to the possibility of production cuts next month by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, or OPEC.

Gas prices have jumped 6 cents per gallon in Massachusetts.

AAA Northeast says its weekly survey on Monday found the price of a gallon of regular unleaded climbed to $2.17.

That’s still 4 cents below the national average of $2.21 per gallon.

It’s 13 cents higher than last year at this time, when gas in Massachusetts was averaging $2.04 per gallon.