Local Gas Prices Falling As Holidays Approach

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gas prices are falling just in time for the holiday season.

AAA Northeast said Monday that its weekly survey found self-serve regular selling for an average of 2.71 per gallon in Massachusetts. That price is 3 cents lower than last week and 13 cents below the average just five weeks ago.

The average price in Rhode Island is $2.68 per gallon, down 4 cents from a week ago and 14 cents from a month ago.

AAA says both states remain slightly above the national average price of $2.62 per gallon.

Nationwide, some 48.5 million Americans are expected to hit the roads for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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