Gas prices down in R.I., Mass.

Gasoline prices fell in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, but remained above the national average, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. More

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Gas prices down in R.I., Mass.

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GAS PRICES FELL a nickel in Rhode Island to $3.45 this week and 4 cents in Massachusetts to $3.35, while the national average remained unchanged at $3.29.
Posted 10/28/13

PROVIDENCE – Gasoline prices fell in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, but remained above the national average, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England.

A gallon of self-serve, unleaded regular gas averaged $3.45 in Rhode Island in the Oct. 28 survey, 5 cents below the price a week ago.

In Massachusetts, the average price for self-serve, unleaded regular gas this week was $3.35 per gallon, down 4 cents over last week.

Rhode Island’s average price comes in 15 cents lower than the average a month ago, while in Massachusetts, local gas prices are 13 cents cheaper than last month’s. A year ago, the same gas cost $3.77 per gallon in Rhode Island and $3.66 per gallon in Massachusetts.

Self-serve, unleaded regular varied in price from $3.23 to $3.68 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 $3.87 for premium unleaded to $3.96 for diesel.

Self-serve, unleaded regular ranged in price across Massachusetts from $3.20 to $3.54 per gallon. Mid-grade unleaded averaged $3.60 this week, while premium unleaded cost an average of $3.74 per gallon and diesel posted an average price of $3.93 per gallon.

Prices in both states remain above this week’s national average of $3.29 for a gallon of unleaded regular, which remained unchanged from last week.

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