Rhode Island gas prices rise; up almost $1 in last year

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The average price of a gallon of gas in Rhode Island is up another 2 cents, and has now jumped nearly a dollar in the past year.

AAA Northeast said Monday that with the latest increase, gas is selling for an average of $2.96 per gallon in the state, which is 9 cents higher than a month ago and 96 cents higher than one year ago.

Rhode Island’s average price remains 9 cents lower than the national average.

A spokesperson for AAA says demand has been rising as more people start commuting to the office again and taking vacations.

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