As city residents gear up for Labor Day weekened, local gas prices continue to creep up.
Prices at stations in Johnston were hovering around $3.80 per gallon, a bit lower than the state average.
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According to AAA Southern New England, the average price of a gallon of gas in Rhode Island is currently $3.86, up 22 cents from this time last month. That is 7 cents, on average, more expensive than motorists pay in Massachusetts, but 17 cents less expensive than pumps in Connecticut.
The local spike is not as bad as the national average, which has seen an increase of 32 cents per gallon this past month.
According to AAA, gas prices should go down after Labor Day.
Will the spike in gas prices impact your Labor Day plans? How do you change your driving habits when prices climb?