- Associated Press - Monday, May 23, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Gas prices in Rhode Island have jumped seven cents per gallon in a week.

AAA Northeast said Monday its weekly survey found the average price of a gallon of regular, self-serve gas climbed to an average $2.29.

Despite the increase, AAA says the price is still the lowest it’s been in 11 years heading into the Memorial Day weekend.

Rhode Island’s price is one cent higher than the national average. The average price in the state a year ago at this time was 40 cents higher, at an average $2.69 per gallon.

AAA found self-serve, regular selling for as low as $2.17 and as high as $2.49 per gallon.

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