PROVIDENCE – The average price for self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island decreased 3 cents this week to $2.66 per gallon, 11 cents higher than the national average of $2.55 per gallon, according to AAA Northeast Monday.
Year over year, prices for regular unleaded were 47 cents higher this week. Prices in the state ranged 29 cents, from $2.46 to $2.75 per gallon.
Midgrade unleaded gasoline averaged $2.91 cents this week, ranging from $2.66 to $3.05. Premium unleaded averaged $3.11 per gallon, ranging from $2.86 to $3.25 per gallon. Diesel fuel in Rhode Island averaged $2.73 this week, ranging from $2.60 to $2.79 per gallon.
In Massachusetts, the average price for self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline declined 2 cents this week to $2.60 per gallon, 5 cents above the national average. Prices in Massachusetts for regular gas were 50 cents lower at this time last year.
Regular gas ranged 47 cents in the Bay State this week, from $2.38 to $2.85.
Midgrade unleaded averaged $2.81 in Massachusetts this week, ranging from $2.65 to $3.05. Premium unleaded averaged $2.98 per gallon this week, ranging from $2.79 to $3.29 per gallon. Diesel fuel in Massachusetts averaged $2.69 per gallon, ranging from $2.49 to $2.95 per gallon.
Chris Bergenheim is the PBN web editor.