Gas prices climb 6 cents in Rhode Island to $2.53 per gallon

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PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island — Gas prices are continuing to rise in Rhode Island.

AAA Northeast finds in its weekly survey released Monday that the price of a gallon of regular rose 6 cents from last week, to an average of $2.53.

That's a penny less than the national average of $2.54 per gallon.

Gas in Rhode Island still costs much less than it did a year ago at this time, when it cost nearly 47 percent more. At that time, a gallon of regular was averaging $3.71, or $1.18 higher.

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