Gas prices on the rise in Rhode Island

In this May 17, 2019, file photo, a car leaves a Shell station after getting gas in Sacramento, USA. Royal Dutch Shell said Thursday July 30, 2020, that its second-quarter earnings plunged 82% as the COVID-19 global pandemic slashed energy prices and demand. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The average price of gasoline in Rhode Island is going up.

A Monday update from AAA Northeast showed the average price went up 8 cents this week.

Last week’s report showed an increase of 7 cents.

The latest increase brought the average to $3.42 per gallon.

The price is 15 cents higher than last month’s average but 58 cents lower than this time last year.

The state’s average price is 25 cents lower than the national average.

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