Gas prices up 7 cents per gallon in Rhode Island
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The average price of a gallon of gasoline in Rhode Island has increased by 7 cents.
AAA Northeast said Monday that its latest survey found self-serve, regular selling for an average of $2.53 per gallon, or 7 cents higher than a week ago.
Despite the higher price, Rhode Island drivers are paying 9 cents less than the national average for a gallon of gas.
A year ago at this time, the average price in Rhode Island was 3 cents higher at $2.56.
AAA said the rising prices are due to increasing demand and decreasing supply nationwide.
Prices locally have increased 24 cents per gallon in five weeks.
AAA found gas selling for as low as $2.44 to as a high as $2.79 per gallon.