PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The price of a gallon of gasoline in Rhode Island is down this week.

AAA Northeast found in its weekly survey released Monday that the price of self-serve, regular is averaging $2.88 per gallon, a penny lower than last week.

That's two cents higher than the national average and 52 cents per gallon higher than it was a year ago.

AAA found self-serve, regular gasoline selling for as low as $2.69 per gallon and as high as $3.09 in Rhode Island.

AAA says prices will likely rise soon as inventories continue to tighten at the end of summer.