PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — As expected, gas prices in Rhode Island continue to rise.
AAA Northeast reports Monday that the average cost of a gallon of self-serve, regular jumped 7 cents in the past week to an average of $2.82, a penny higher than the national average.
That’s 48 cents higher than the per-gallon price in Rhode Island a year ago.
AAA found self-serve, regular selling for as low as $2.66 and as high as $2.99 per gallon.
An organization spokesman says crude oil prices topped $68 a barrel on Monday, and the spiking cost of crude, as well as increased demand during the summer travel season, will continue to drive up prices at the pump.