R.I. gas prices rise 3 cents, AAA says

Motorists driving around Rhode Island this week on average will pay more for gasoline, as prices locally have risen for the first time in over a month, according to AAA Southern New England.

AAA’s March 6 survey of prices in Rhode Island found self-serve, unleaded regular averaging $2.22 per gallon, 3 cents more than last week. Prices this year had peaked at $2.40 on Jan. 30, and had declined each week until March 6. A year ago at this time, prices had also begun to rise, jumping 6 cents to average $1.96.

The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for regular unleaded is 16 cents, from a low of $2.13 to a high of $2.29. Motorists should continue to shop around for the best prices in their area, AAA said.

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