Updated March 3 at 1:03pm

R.I., Mass. gas prices rise, mirroring nationwide trend

Gasoline prices rose 3 cents in Rhode Island and 7 cents in Massachusetts this week, marking the second consecutive week of unchanged or rising prices in both states, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. More

To continue reading this article, please do one of the following.



Sign up to receive Providence Business News' newsletters
and breaking news alerts.  

transportation

R.I., Mass. gas prices rise, mirroring nationwide trend

Posted:

PROVIDENCE – Gasoline prices rose 3 cents in Rhode Island and 7 cents in Massachusetts this week, marking the second consecutive week of unchanged or rising prices in both states, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England.

A gallon of self-serve, unleaded regular gas averaged $3.44 in Rhode Island in the Nov. 25 survey, 3 cents higher than the price a week ago.

In Massachusetts, the average price for self-serve, unleaded regular gas this week was $3.36 per gallon, up 7 cents over last week.

Rhode Island’s average price comes in a penny lower than the average a month ago, while in Massachusetts, local gas prices are a penny more than last month. A year ago, the same gas cost $3.65 per gallon in Rhode Island and $3.56 per gallon in Massachusetts.

Self-serve, unleaded regular varied in price from $3.25 to $3.58 across the Ocean State in the survey. The average per-gallon prices for different grades of gas ranged from $3.64 for mid-grade unleaded to $3.77 for premium unleaded to $3.92 for diesel.

Self-serve, unleaded regular ranged in price across Massachusetts from $3.21 to $3.56 per gallon. Mid-grade unleaded averaged $3.55 this week, while premium unleaded cost an average of $3.67 per gallon and diesel posted an average price of $3.89 per gallon.

Prices in both states remain above this week’s national average of $3.28 for a gallon of unleaded regular – 16 cents lower than Rhode Island and 8 cents lower than Massachusetts – which rose 7 cents from last week’s average.

gas prices november 25 2013, Rhode Island gas prices, Massachusetts gas prices, AAA southern new england

Comments

No comments on this story | Please log in to comment by clicking here
Please log in or register to add your comment
Latest News