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Price of gas up 4 cents per gallon in Rhode Island

Published:Wednesday | December 28, 2016 | 12:00 AM

A decision by oil-producing countries to cut back production is affecting Rhode Islanders at the gas pump.

AAA Northeast reports Tuesday that the price of a gallon of regular is up 4 cents in the past week to an average of US$2.28.

Rhode Island's price is a penny lower than the national average of US$2.29, but 27 cents per gallon higher than the in-state price a year ago.

AAA found a range of 24 cents, from a low of US$2.15 per gallon of regular to a high of US$2.39.

The immediate future of gas prices depends in large part on whether OPEC countries and other oil-producing countries stick to production agreements.

- AP