- Associated Press - Monday, September 18, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The price of gas in Rhode Island dipped by a penny per gallon this week, following some big jumps after several oil refineries on the Gulf Coast were affected by the destruction of Hurricane Harvey.

AAA Northeast says its weekly survey on Monday found the price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas had fallen to $2.72 per gallon.

That’s 10 cents above the national average of $2.62 per gallon. It’s also 54 cents higher than at this time last year, when the average price was $2.18 per gallon. That’s an increase of 25 percent.

AAA’s Lloyd Albert says refineries have been coming back online, helping prices to level off. He says hurricane-related spikes are historically dramatic, but brief.

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