AAA: R.I. gas prices dip for 6th straight week, to $2.179

Rhode Island gasoline prices have fallen 3 cents, in their sixth straight week of declines, according to AAA Southern New England.

AAA’s Feb. 5 survey of gas prices in Rhode Island found self-serve, unleaded regular averaging $2.179 per gallon, down 3 cents from last week, 11 cents in the past two weeks and 24 cents since the beginning of the year. One year ago, the average price was $2.379.

The range in prices for self-serve regular in the latest survey was 16 cents, from a low of $2.099 to a high of $2.259, the nonprofit auto club reported. AAA reported wider price ranges for other grades of fuel, and advised motorists to shop around.

Average self-serve prices for other grades of fuel this week were $2.319 per gallon for midgrade unleaded; $2.429 for premium unleaded; and $2.679 for diesel.

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To find the most up-to-date self-service and full-service gas prices in a given area, go to www.AAA.com and click on Gas Saving Tips & Tools.