R.I. and Mass. gas prices average $2.83 per gallon this week

RHODE ISLAND regular gas prices declined 2 cents this week, while Massachusetts gas prices declined 1 cent, with both states' gas prices averaging $2.83 per gallon. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO.LUKE SHARRETT
RHODE ISLAND regular gas prices declined 2 cents this week, while Massachusetts gas prices declined 1 cent, with both states' gas prices averaging $2.83 per gallon. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO.LUKE SHARRETT

PROVIDENCE – The average price of a gallon of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island decreased 2 cents this week to $2.83 per gallon, 2 cents below the national average of $2.85 per gallon and 14 cents higher than prices at this time last year, according to AAA Northeast Monday.

Prices in the Ocean State ranged 40 cents from a low of $2.69 to a high of $3.09 per gallon.

“Motorists in more than half the country are seeing cheaper or stable gas prices at the start of the workweek,” said Lloyd Albert, AAA Northeast senior vice president of public and government affairs, in a statement. “Supply and demand are in sync as the fall begins, though recent increases in crude oil will bear watching over the coming weeks.”

  • Midgrade gas averaged $3.04 this week, ranging from $2.89 to $3.39 per gallon
  • Premium gas averaged $3.22 per gallon this week, ranging from $2.99 to $3.49 per gallon
  • Diesel fuel averaged $3.19 per gallon, ranging from $2.99 to $3.29 per gallon

In Massachusetts, the average price of regular gas declined 1 cent this week to average $2.83 per gallon, 21 cents higher than at this time in 2017.

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Prices in the Bay State ranged 40 cents from a low of $2.69 to a high of $3.09 per gallon.

  • Midgrade gas averaged $3.05 per gallon, ranging from $2.89 to $3.29 per gallon
  • Premium gas averaged $3.23 per gallon, ranging from $2.99 to $3.49 per gallon
  • Diesel fuel averaged $3.15 per gallon, ranging from $2.93 to $3.39 per gallon