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PROVIDENCE — Gasoline prices in Rhode Island have dropped another two cents.

According to a survey through AAA Northeast on Monday, a gallon of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline is averaging $2.71 per gallon. Rhode Island’s price is the same as the national average for regular unleaded.

“Prices are cheaper as demand saw a small dip on the week, even though overall demand remains robust for the summer,” said Diana Imondi, manager of public affairs and traffic safety for AAA Northeast. “Most states have seen cheaper pump prices of a few pennies and motorists can expect this trend to continue through the first part of August.”

A year ago at this time, the average price in Rhode Island was seventeen cents higher at $2.88.

The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 30 cents, from a low of $2.59 to a high of $2.89.

— Jason Vallee

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