PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island declined 2 cents over the week to $2.50 per gallon, 18 cents higher than the national average of $2.32 per gallon and 2 cents lower than the price one year earlier, according to AAA Northeast Monday.
Prices ranged 34 cents, from $2.34 to $2.68 per gallon.
- Midgrade gas averaged $2.73 per gallon, ranging from $2.55 to $2.87 per gallon
- Premium gas averaged $2.94 per gallon, ranging from $2.84 to $3.09 per gallon
- Diesel fuel averaged $3.11 per gallon, ranging from $2.80 to $3.45 per gallon
Regular gas also saw a 2 cent per gallon drop in the last week, with prices averaging $2.57. That price is 25 centers above the national average, although it is 9 cents per gallon lower than it was a year ago in the Bay State..
The price of regular, self-serve unleaded gas ranged 64 cents in Massachusetts, from $2.25 to $2.89 per gallon.
- Midgrade gas in Massachusetts averaged $2.86 per gallon, ranging from $2.61 to $3.16 per gallon
- Premium gas averaged $3.01 per gallon, ranging from $2.79 to $3.39 per gallon
- Diesel fuel averaged $3.13 per gallon, ranging from $2.89 to $3.39 per gallon
AAA Northeast expects 4.1 million New Englanders to travel by automobile over the holidays 4 percent more than last year. The auto club also encouraged drivers to be aware of potential dangerous conditions on roads on Christmas Eve, given the snow and potential for black ice.