PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The price of gasoline in Rhode Island is down two cents this week.
AAA Northeast said Monday that self-serve, regular is averaging $2.31 per gallon. That price is three cents below the national average of $2.34.
The average price of gasoline in Rhode Island is 9 cents higher than it was at this time last year. At that time, gas was averaging $2.22.
AAA found self-serve, regular selling for as low as $2.17 per gallon and as high as $2.49.
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Across the border in Massachusetts, gas prices are holding steady.
AAA Northeast reports that a gallon of self-serve, regular is selling for an average of $2.29, the same as last week.
The Massachusetts price is a nickel lower than the national average, but 12 cents higher than the in-state price a year ago.
AAA found self-serve, regular selling for as low as $2.11 and as high as $2.45 per gallon.
AAA says gas price usually increase at this time of year, but a domestic glut and a record high refinery production and lower crude oil prices is buffering consumers from dramatic price increases.