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May 2, 2008
Block Island residents pay state's highest gas prices
NEW SHOREHAM -- Residents of Block Island enjoy beautiful views and a slower pace than the mainland. Now they have something else to boast about: the state's highest gas prices.
The price of a gallon of regular unleaded hit $4.14 a gallon at the island's only gas station on Thursday. A gallon of premium is up to $4.39 per gallon, and diesel is up to an eye-popping $4.80 per gallon.
AAA Southern New England says the average price of a gallon of regular in the Ocean State is $3.62 per gallon.
Gasoline has to be brought onto the island by ferry, so that adds an extra cost to the price.
Of course, motor travel is limited on the tiny island, though summer visitors swell the demand for gas.
Extra: How are high gas prices impacting Rhode Islanders? See projo.com's special report.
-- The Associated Press
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