Rhode Island gas prices continue to rise

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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.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gasoline prices in Rhode Island are continuning their upward trajectory, AAA Northeast said Monday.

The average price of a gallon of gas rose 2 cents in the past week to $3.38. That is 30 cents higher than the in-state per-gallon average just a month ago and $1.29 more than one year ago, AAA said in a statement.

Rhode Island’s average remains 2 cents lower than the current national average.

“We have finally seen a little dip in domestic demand for gasoline, which may signal that the seasonal post-Labor Day easing was a little delayed this year,” AAA spokesperson Lloyd Albert said in a statement. “And if the recent steady increase in crude oil prices takes a breather too, consumers may benefit at the pump with smaller price hikes.”

Rhode Island’s average is the same as in Massachusetts, but significantly lower than in Connecticut.

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