RI gas prices jump considerably from last week

Feb 4, 2013

If you haven’t filled up your car in a while you’re in for sticker shock. AAA of Southern New England says gas shot up 12 cents a gallon last week.  Much of it has to do with a variety of issues.

AAA’s weekly survey shows gas averaging $3.66 a gallon in Rhode Island, 12 cents higher than it was just a week ago. AAA spokesman John Paul says it was caused by recent increases in the price of crude oil spurred by refinery outages and other problems.

“There’s been kind of a compilation of issues. We’ve seen tankers running aground in the Mississippi. There’s been really a variety of issues and it’s really affecting everything from the middle of the country east,” says Paul. “That’s where we’re seeing some of the highest prices.”

In Massachusetts the price of gas rose 14 cents a gallon last week to an average of $3.59 a gallon.

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