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Rhode Island gas prices fall, remain above national average

January 27, 2020 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gasoline prices in Rhode Island are dropping but remain higher than the national average, AAA Northeast announced Monday.

The average price of self-serve, regular has fallen 2 cents in the past week to $2.54 per gallon.

Rhode Island’s current price is 3 cents higher than the national average of $2.51, and 20 cents higher than the state’s per gallon price a year ago.

“Typically, we see lower demand during this time of year,” AAA spokesman Lloyd Albert said in a statement. “When combined with high supply levels, pump prices usually decrease in response.”

AAA found a 30-cent range in prices for self-serve, regular from a low of $2.39 per gallon to a high of $2.69.