PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gasoline prices in Rhode Island have fallen by a nickel, but the local price remains well above the national average.

The price survey released on Monday by AAA Southern New England found the average cost of a gallon of regular self-serve in the state is $3.64, down from $3.69 last week.

The local price is now 8 cents less than a month ago. But it is still 17 cents higher than the national per-gallon average of $3.47.

Rhode Islanders were paying an average of $3.95 a gallon year ago this week.

The AAA survey found prices in Rhode Island ranged from a low of $3.41 a gallon to a high of $3.85 a gallon.

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