Gasoline prices climb 4 cents in R.I., 7 cents in Mass.
GAS PRICES rose 4 cents in Rhode Island this week and 7 cents in Massachusetts, bringing the states' respective averages to $3.65 and $3.61 for a gallon of self-serve, unleaded regular. The national average rose 3 cents to $3.67 per gallon.
PROVIDENCE – Gasoline prices rose in Rhode Island and Massachusetts this week, but averages in both states remained below the national average for a second consecutive week, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England.
A gallon of self-serve, unleaded regular gas averaged $3.65 in Rhode Island in the April 21 survey, an increase of 4 cents over the price a week ago. In Massachusetts, the average price for self-serve, unleaded regular this week was 7 cents higher than last week at $3.61 per gallon.
Rhode Island’s average price came in 4 cents higher than the average a month ago, while in Massachusetts, local gas prices were 8 cents higher than last month’s. A year ago, the same gas cost $3.52 per gallon in Rhode Island and $3.44 per gallon in Massachusetts.
Self-serve, unleaded regular varied in price from $3.60 to $3.78 across the Ocean State in the survey. The average per-gallon prices for different grades of gas ranged from $3.86 for mid-grade unleaded to $3.96 for premium unleaded to $4.14 for diesel.
Self-serve, unleaded regular ranged in price across Massachusetts from $3.44 to $3.80 per gallon. Mid-grade unleaded averaged $3.78 this week, while premium unleaded cost an average of $3.90 per gallon, and diesel posted an average price of $4.07 per gallon.
The national average price for a gallon of unleaded regular rose 3 cents compared with last week to $3.67, 6 cents higher than the Massachusetts average and 2 cents higher than Rhode Island’s average.