- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 9, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The price of a gallon of gasoline in the state of Rhode Island has dropped seven cents in the past week.

AAA Northeast said Tuesday its weekly survey found the average price of a gallon of self-serve, regular gas was $2.13, the lowest price in the state since April.

The price is significantly lower than the in-state price at this time last year, which was 46 cents higher at an average $2.59.

The price is one cent above the national average of $2.12.

AAA says prices at this point in the summer haven’t been this low since 2004.

AAA found self-serve, regular gas selling in Rhode Island for as low as $1.94 per gallon and as high as $2.30.

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