PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Gas prices in Rhode Island have surged this week due to the impact of Hurricane Harvey.
AAA Northeast said Tuesday that self-serve, regular is averaging $2.69 per gallon, 35 cents more than last week and the highest price recorded locally in two years.
This week’s price is four cents above the national average and 51 cents higher than the average price a year ago at this time.
AAA says high gas prices aren’t caused by supply, but the ability to move fuel from the Gulf Coast to the eastern seaboard. Officials say those issues will eventually be resolved.
AAA found regular selling for as low as $2.42 and as high as $2.84 per gallon.