PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The price of gasoline in Rhode Island is up three cents this week.

AAA Northeast said Monday in its weekly survey that self-serve regular is averaging $2.57 per gallon. That’s one cent below the national average of $2.58.

The average price of gasoline in Rhode Island is 32 cents higher than it was at this time last year, when it sold for $2.25 per gallon.

AAA found gas selling for as low as $2.45 per gallon and as high as $2.66 in Rhode Island.

AAA says consumer demand for gasoline is noticeably higher now compared to last January, and crude oil has been selling at expensive rates for the past few months.