Gas prices down 3 cents this week

GAS PRICES IN RHODE ISLAND fell 3 cents this week to $2.70 per gallon. Prices were 53 cents higher than this time last year. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/AKOS STILLER
GAS PRICES IN RHODE ISLAND fell 3 cents this week to $2.70 per gallon. Prices were 53 cents higher than this time last year. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/AKOS STILLER

PROVIDENCE – Prices for self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island decreased 3 cents this week to $2.70 per gallon, 12 cents above the national average, according to AAA Northeast Monday.

Year over year, prices for regular unleaded have increased 53 cents. Prices for regular gas in Rhode Island ranged 22 cents, from $2.59 to $2.81 per gallon.

Midgrade unleaded averaged $2.90 this week, ranging from $2.77 to $3.06. Prices for premium unleaded averaged $3.09, ranging from $2.90 to $3.20 per gallon. Diesel averaged $2.74 this week, ranging from $2.61 to $2.80 per gallon.

In Massachusetts gas prices for regular unleaded also dropped 3 cents this week to $2.63 per gallon, 5 cents below the national average. Regular gas in Massachusetts ranged 38 cents from $2.42 to $2.80 per gallon. Prices for regular unleaded in the Bay State were 54 cents lower at this time last year.

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Midgrade gasoline in Massachusetts averaged $2.83 this week, ranging from $2.66 to $3.00 per gallon. Premium gasoline in Massachusetts averaged $2.98 per gallon, ranging from $2.80 to $3.16 per gallon. Diesel averaged $2.65, ranging from $2.50 to $2.92.

Chris Bergenheim is the PBN web editor.