Gas prices fall 1 cent in R.I., Mass.; still above national average

The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island rose 4 cents from last week, AAA Northeast said on Monday. AP FILE PHOTO/JOHN RAOUX

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island dropped 1 cent from last week, to $3.35 per gallon, 4 cents higher than the national average, AAA Northeast said on Monday.

“Prices remain high compared to a year ago, but the relative stability in recent weeks is some measure of good news for motorists,” said Lloyd Albert, senior vice president of public and government affairs for AAA Northeast.

One year ago, the average price for regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island was $2.34.

• Midgrade gas in Rhode Island averaged $3.70 per gallon Monday.

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• Premium gas averaged $3.95 per gallon.

• Diesel fuel averaged $3.58 per gallon.

In Massachusetts, the average price of regular gas also dipped by 1 cent, to $3.36 per gallon, 5 cents higher than the national average.

• Midgrade gas in Massachusetts averaged $3.66 per gallon Monday.

• Premium gas averaged $3.89 per gallon.

• Diesel fuel averaged $3.58 per gallon.

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