Updated March 6 at 4:06pm

R.I., Mass. gas prices rise for third consecutive week

Gasoline prices rose again in Rhode Island and Massachusetts this week, the third consecutive week of price increases, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. More

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R.I., Mass. gas prices rise for third consecutive week

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PROVIDENCE – Gasoline prices rose again in Rhode Island and Massachusetts this week, the third consecutive week of price increases, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England.

A gallon of self-serve, unleaded regular gas averaged $3.53 in Rhode Island in the Feb. 24 survey, 4 cents more than the price a week ago. In Massachusetts, the average price for self-serve, unleaded regular this week was $3.47 per gallon, 2 cents above last week.

Rhode Island’s average price comes in 4 cents higher than the average a month ago, while in Massachusetts, local gas prices are 9 cents higher than last month. A year ago, the same gas cost $3.82 per gallon in Rhode Island and $3.76 per gallon in Massachusetts.

Self-serve, unleaded regular varied in price from $3.44 to $3.70 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 $4.23 for diesel.

Self-serve, unleaded regular ranged in price across Massachusetts from $3.34 to $3.64 per gallon. Mid-grade unleaded averaged $3.65 this week, while premium unleaded cost an average of $3.78 per gallon, and diesel posted an average price of $4.23 per gallon.

Prices in both states remain above this week’s national average of $3.42 for a gallon of unleaded regular – 11 cents lower than Rhode Island and 5 cents lower than Massachusetts – which rose 6 cents compared with last week.

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