Gas up 4 cents per gallon on average in Rhode Island
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The average price of a gasoline in Rhode Island is on the way up.
AAA Northeast said Monday that its latest survey found self-serve, regular selling for an average of $2.40 per gallon, 4 cents higher than a week ago.
Despite the higher price, Rhode Island drivers are paying 7 cents less than the national average for a gallon of gas.
A year ago at this time, the average price in Rhode Island was 13 cents higher at $2.53.
AAA said the rising prices are due to several factors, including increasing demand, fluctuating oil prices, and decreasing supplies.
AAA found gas selling for as low as $2.27 to as a high as $2.59 per gallon.