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RI gas prices up 6 cents

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Gasoline prices in Rhode Island have climbed 6 cents in the past week.

The latest survey by AAA Southern New England released Monday shows the average cost of a gallon of regular, self-serve in Rhode Island is $3.55, up from $3.49.

Still, local prices are down 6 cents in the last month. The local cost is 3 cents less than the national per-gallon average of $3.58.

Rhode Islanders were paying an average of $3.84 a gallon at this time a year ago.