R.I. gas prices dip 3 cents this week

GAS PRICES in Rhode Island declined 3 cents this week to $2.66 per gallon, but remained 47 cents higher than prices at this time last year. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/AKOS STILLER
GAS PRICES in Rhode Island declined 3 cents this week to $2.66 per gallon, but remained 47 cents higher than prices at this time last year. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/AKOS STILLER

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.

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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.