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.