Gas prices rise 18 cents in Rhode Island

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This is a file image of a gas pump. (WLNE)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Gas prices are projected to surge once again, following a months-long streak of declines.

The average price for a gallon of gas in Rhode Island is $3.46, GasBuddy reported. That’s up 18 cents from where prices were a week ago.

Additionally, GasBuddy said the national average price of gas has risen 13.8 cents last week, averaging $3.92.

The national average is up 22.5 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 67.0 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

“With OPEC+ deciding to cut oil production by two million barrels a day, we’ve seen oil prices surge 20%, which is the primary factor in the national average rising for the third straight week,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. “For now, I don’t expect much improvement in prices for most of the country, with California and the Great Lakes as the exception, with downdrafts likely in the days and weeks ahead.”

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