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PROVIDENCE — Gasoline prices in Rhode Island remain the same this week as northeast states continue to avoid price volatility and buck national trends, according to a survey conducted through AAA Northeast.

The organization's Monday survey found self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.48 per gallon in the state. Rhode Island’s price remains 12 cents below the national average of $2.60.

“Gas prices continue to fluctuate across the country, though on the week the majority of states saw prices remain the same or decrease slightly,” said Lloyd Albert, senior vice president of public and government affairs for AAA Northeast. “This is particularly true in the northeast where we are seeing the lowest pump price volatility in the nation.”

A year ago at this time, the average price in Rhode Island was 29 cents higher at $2.77 per gallon.

The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 34 cents, from a low of $2.35 to a high of $2.69. AAA advises motorists to shop around for the best prices in their area.

— Jason Vallee

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