PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The price of a gallon of gasoline in Rhode Island has remained the same this week.

AAA Northeast found in its weekly survey released Tuesday that the price of self-serve, regular is averaging $2.86 per gallon, which is unchanged from last week.

That's 3 cents higher than the national average and 17 cents 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 per gallon in Rhode Island.

AAA says a tropical storm approaching the Gulf Coast could disrupt oil refineries and raise prices.