Gas prices are continuing to rise in Rhode Island.
AAA Northeast finds in its weekly survey released Monday that the price of a gallon of regular rose 6 cents from last week, to an average of $2.53.
That's a penny less than the national average of $2.54 per gallon.
Gas in Rhode Island still costs much less than it did a year ago at this time, when it cost nearly 47 percent more. At that time, a gallon of regular was averaging $3.71, or $1.18 higher.