Gas prices rise slightly in RI, Mass.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gas prices are continuing to rise in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

AAA Northeast says its weekly survey Monday found the price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in Rhode Island rose 2 cents per gallon from last week, to an average of $2.24.

That’s the same as the national average.

Gas prices in Rhode Island have increased 9 percent from last year at this time, when a gallon of regular unleaded was averaging $2.05, 19 cents lower than today.

Across the border, motorists are also paying more at the pump.

According to AAA, the price of self-serve, regular gasoline has jumped 3 cents on the past week to an average of $2.20 per gallon. The Massachusetts price is 4 cents below the national average for the same grade and 20 cents higher than the in-state price a year ago.

AAA also reported a wide range of prices for self-serve, regular, from a low of $2.07 per gallon to a high of $2.69.