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RI gas prices climb by 12 cents

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Gas prices have jumped 12 cents in Rhode Island in the past week.

AAA Southern New England reported Monday that the average price of regular gasoline in the state is $3.66 per gallon. The price is 13 cents higher than a month ago and 14 cents higher than this week's national average.

AAA says the price increase was prompted by a recent bump in the cost of crude oil.

Rhode Islanders were paying an average of $3.58 for a gallon of regular gasoline a year ago.