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PROVIDENCE — Gas prices in Rhode Island continue to decline, falling one cent in the past week and seven cents over the past three weeks now.

A survey of prices conducted through AAA Northeast on Monday found a gallon of self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.49. Rhode Island’s price remains six cents above the national average of $2.43.

“Crude oil prices are at their cheapest point in a year,” said Lloyd Albert, senior vice president of AAA public and government affairs. “That, plus steady gasoline supply levels and low demand have helped to push local average prices lower.”

A year ago at this time, the average price in Rhode Island was 19 cents lower at $2.30 per gallon.

The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 40 cents, from a low of $2.29 to a high of $2.69.

— Jason Vallee

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