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Gas prices in Rhode Island down 3 cents this week

Gas prices in Rhode Island down 3 cents this week”

Including the change in gas prices in Pennsylvania during the past week, prices were 42.4 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 5.9 cents per gallon lower than a month ago.

AAA Mid-Atlantic's Weekly Gas Watch shows the national average price for a gallon of regular as of Sunday was $2.56, down 2 cents from last week.

The average price for a gallon of gasoline in Meadville is higher than the state average.

AAA says refineries along the Gulf Coast affected by Hurricane Harvey are closer to normal. The Augusta-Aiken area has the lowest average metro area price at $2.51 per gallon.

The national average now stands at $2.56. "Expect another 5- to 10-cent drop this week".

The almost three-week downturn aside, the Bradenton-Sarasota average is 51 cents higher than at this time a year ago.

Though Hurricane Harvey didn't cause much damage to refineries and infrastructure in Texas, the storm blocked several supply lines, causing prices to rise in Florida.

The latest survey from GasBuddy shows average retail gasoline prices in ME fell 6.3 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.51 on Sunday.

Mark Jenkins, a spokesman for AAA and the Auto Club Group, said he expected prices to continue to drop in the days to come.

South Florida had the most expensive gas in the state thanks to high prices in the West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Miami and Fort Lauderdale markets.



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