PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The price of a gallon of gasoline in Rhode Island has crept up a penny in the past week, but remains lower than the national average.
AAA Northeast said Monday that self-serve, regular is up to an average of $2.34 per gallon. That’s 3 cents per gallon lower than the national average but 14 cents higher than it was in Rhode Island a year ago.
AAA spokesman Lloyd Albert says it remains to be seen how much the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey along the Gulf Coast drives up prices at the pump, and much depends on how quickly refineries are able to resume normal production.
AAA found self-serve, regular selling for as low as $2.25 per gallon in Rhode Island and as high as $2.50.