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Rhode Island gas jumps 7 cents per gallon

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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.

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