Gasoline prices drop a penny in R.I., rise a penny in Mass.
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GAS PRICES IN Rhode Island fell by a penny this week, while Massachusetts prices rose 1 cent. Prices in both states remain above this weekâ€™s national average of $3.57 for a gallon of unleaded regular.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Gasoline prices fell in Rhode Island this week, while the average price for a gallon of gas in Massachusetts rose by a penny, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England.
A gallon of self-serve, unleaded regular gas averaged $3.73 in Rhode Island in the Sept. 9 survey, 1 cent less than the price a week ago.
In Massachusetts, the average price for self-serve, unleaded regular gas this week was $3.67 per gallon, an increase of 1 cent per gallon.
Rhode Islandâ€™s average price of $3.73 comes in 4 cents lower than the average a month ago, while in Massachusetts, local gas prices are the same as last monthâ€™s. A year ago, the same gas cost $3.80 per gallon in Rhode Island and $3.76 per gallon in Massachusetts.
Self-serve, unleaded regular varied in price from $3.60 to $3.86 across the Ocean State in the survey. The average per-gallon prices for different grades of gas ranged from $3.94 for mid-grade unleaded to $4.01 for premium unleaded to $4 for diesel.
Self-serve, unleaded regular ranged in price across Massachusetts from $3.50 to $3.82 per gallon. Mid-grade unleaded averaged $3.84 this week, while premium unleaded cost an average of $3.97 per gallon and diesel posted an average price of $4.01 per gallon.
Prices in both states remain above this weekâ€™s national average of $3.57 for a gallon of unleaded regular.
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