Gas prices drop in R.I., Mass. for third consecutive week
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GAS PRICES IN Rhode Island and Massachusetts dropped this week for the third consecutive week, but the average prices in both states remain well above the nationally average of $3.39 per gallon, AAA Southern New England reported.
PROVIDENCE - Gasoline prices dropped in Rhode Island and Massachusetts for the third consecutive week, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England.
A gallon of self-serve, unleaded regular gas averaged $3.60 in Rhode Island in the Sept. 30 survey, 5 cents less than the price a week ago.
In Massachusetts, the average price for self-serve, unleaded regular gas this week was $3.48 per gallon, a decline of 6 cents per gallon.
Rhode Island’s average price comes in 14 cents lower than the average a month ago, while in Massachusetts, local gas prices are 18 cents less than last month’s. A year ago, the same gas cost $3.96 per gallon in Rhode Island and $3.84 per gallon in Massachusetts.
Self-serve, unleaded regular varied in price from $3.47 to $3.70 across the Ocean State in the survey. The average per-gallon prices for different grades of gas ranged from $3.84 for mid-grade unleaded to $3.94 for premium unleaded to $3.99 for diesel.
Self-serve, unleaded regular ranged in price across Massachusetts from $3.36 to $3.66 per gallon. Mid-grade unleaded averaged $3.69 this week, while premium unleaded cost an average of $3.82 per gallon and diesel posted an average price of $3.91 per gallon.
Prices in both states remain above this week’s national average of $3.39 for a gallon of unleaded regular.
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