As folks gear up for Labor Day weekend, local gas prices continue to creep up.
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 what 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.
Prices in the area range between $3.67 a gallon and $3.85, with the cheapest price currently at Stop and Shop at 70 Pulaski Boulevard in Bellingham, Mass., next door.
Before heading out for Labor Day fun, get traffic alerts and gas prices for Malden in our Commute section.
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?