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Rhode Island gas prices soar 8 cents per gallon

April 15, 2019

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Islanders are paying 8 cents per gallon more for gasoline this week.

AAA Northeast reported Monday that its weekly price survey found self-serve, regular selling for an average of $2.63 per gallon, 8 cents more than a week ago.

Despite the soaring prices, the average cost in Rhode Island is still 20 cents per gallon lower than the national average and 2 cents lower than the in-state price a year ago.

AAA attributes the higher prices to the switchover to summer blend gasoline, which is more expensive to produce, and increased demand.

AAA found gas selling for as low as $2.49 and as high as $2.89 per gallon.