Gas prices down a penny in R.I., up a penny in Mass.
GAS PRICES fell 1 cent this week in Rhode Island, while prices rose 1 cent in Massachusetts, bringing the states' respective averages to $3.54 and $3.48 for a gallon of self-serve, unleaded regular. The national average in the Jan. 6 survey rose 1 cent to $3.32.
PROVIDENCE – Gasoline prices fell 1 cent in Rhode Island this week, ending six consecutive weeks of price increases, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England.
A gallon of self-serve, unleaded regular gas averaged $3.54 in Rhode Island in the Jan. 6 survey, 1 cent less than the price a week ago.
Meanwhile, in Massachusetts, the average price for self-serve, unleaded regular this week was $3.48 per gallon, 1 cent higher than last week.
Rhode Island’s average price comes in 4 cents greater than the average a month ago, while in Massachusetts, local gas prices are 6 cents higher than last month. A year ago, the same gas cost $3.53 per gallon in Rhode Island and $3.45 per gallon in Massachusetts.
Self-serve, unleaded regular varied in price from $3.48 to $3.65 across the Ocean State in the survey. The average per-gallon prices for different grades of gas ranged from $3.77 for mid-grade unleaded to $3.88 for premium unleaded to $4.01 for diesel.
Self-serve, unleaded regular ranged in price across Massachusetts from $3.36 to $3.62 per gallon. Mid-grade unleaded averaged $3.67 this week, while premium unleaded cost an average of $3.78 per gallon, and diesel posted an average price of $3.90 per gallon.
Prices in both states remain above this week’s national average of $3.32 for a gallon of unleaded regular – 22 cents lower than Rhode Island and 16 cents lower than Massachusetts – which rose 1 cent over last week’s average.