Gas prices in RI rise by a penny, AAA says

Providence, R.I. – Gas prices in Rhode Island have gone up for the second week in a row as travelers prepare for the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

AAA Southern New England says in its weekly survey Monday that self-serve regular unleaded is averaging $2.76 a gallon, or a penny more than last week.

That price is equal to the national average and seven cents above the average from the same time last year.