The latest AAA Southern New England price survey released Monday says self-serve, regular unleaded averaged $3.50 a gallon.
Prices locally are down two cents from a month ago. The current price is 22 cents higher than the national average for regular unleaded of $3.28.
Motorists in Rhode Island were paying a penny more a year ago at this time.
The range in prices for unleaded regular was 21 cents, from $3.41 to $3.62.
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