PROVIDENCE – The price of self-serve, unleaded regular gasoline fell 3 cents per gallon in the last week, according to AAA Northeast data released Monday. The nonprofit, which has 65 offices in Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey and New York, said the price for unleaded regular averaged $2.53 per gallon in the Ocean State in its latest survey.
The price in Rhode Island is the same as the national average for unleaded, although it has climbed 31 cents per gallon in the last 12 months. The range for unleaded regular was $2.39 to $2.79 per gallon.
Other fuel prices in the Ocean State were:
- Midgrade unleaded – $2.84 per gallon
- Premium unleaded – $3 per gallon
- Diesel – $3 per gallon
“The majority of motorists in the country are paying less at the pump than they did a week ago,” said Lloyd Albert, AAA Northeast senior vice president of public and government affairs. “Factors contributing to lower prices locally include increased gasoline production that has kept pace with higher than usual demand this winter.”
Gas prices in Massachusetts remained the same over the week, with an average price for self-serve, unleaded regular gas of $2.50 per gallon. The price has increased 38 cents per gallon over the last 12 months.
The average per-gallon prices and ranges for common gasoline grades in the Bay State:
- Regular unleaded, $2.50 ($2.35-$2.79)
- Midgrade unleaded, $2.78 ($2.56-$3.09)
- Premium unleaded, $2.95 ($2.68-$3.25)
- Diesel, $2.93 ($2.79-$3.19)