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PROVIDENCE — Those who are traveling for the holiday this year have an added reason to be thankful as they are unlikely to see any increases in cost at the gas pump.

A survey through AAA Northeast on Monday determined that increased demand for holiday travel has not impacted prices, with gas costs in Rhode Island remaining the same as they were a week ago.

AAA’s Monday survey of prices in Rhode Island finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.49 per gallon. Rhode Island’s price is 10 cents below the national average of $2.59.

“Thanksgiving travelers will benefit from flat prices this week for regular unleaded gasoline – the price is unchanged from last week, and roughly 15 cents lower than at this time last year here in Rhode Island,” said Lloyd Albert, senior vice president of public and government affairs for AAA. “Consider filling your tank today for your holiday journey, as increased demand from travelers later this week could boost prices at the pump.”

A year ago at this time, the average price in Rhode Island was 15 cents higher at $2.64 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.

— Jason Vallee

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