By ROBERT AMES
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Gasoline and home heating oil prices are both up significantly from a week ago in Rhode Island.
Triple A New England says the average price for self serve regular gas is $3.36 a gallon. That's 15 cents higher than last week.
The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources reports the average price of home heating oil is now $3.65 a gallon, which is up a dime since last week.
Energy industry analysts blame the spike in prices on unrest in the Middle East, which is causing crude oil prices to rise.
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