PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rhode Islanders are paying less at the pump this week.

AAA Northeast reports Monday that self-serve, regular has dropped 3 cents per gallon to an average of $2.69 in the past week.

That’s 12 cents higher than the national average and 53 cents higher than the Rhode Island price a year ago.

AAA found gas selling for as low as $2.58 and as high as $2.80 per gallon.

AAA says prices should remain lower as Gulf Coast refining and delivery systems to move toward normal operations after Hurricane Harvey and demand drops in the fall.