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Gas prices in RI climb 3 cents

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Gasoline prices are inching back up in Rhode Island.

AAA Southern New England reported Monday that the average price of a gallon of regular gas is $3.54, up three cents from last week.

That's three cents higher than a month ago. The local price is 20 cents above the per-gallon national average.

Rhode Islanders were paying $3.57 a gallon on average a year ago.