R.I. and Mass. gas prices dip 2 cents this week

THE AVERAGE PRICE of regular gas in Rhode Island declined 2 cents from last week to $2.49 per gallon. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT
THE AVERAGE PRICE of regular gas in Rhode Island declined 2 cents from last week to $2.49 per gallon. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular, unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island declined 2 cents this week to $2.49 per gallon, 10 cents below the national average of $2.59 per gallon, according to AAA Northeast Monday afternoon.

“An increase in gasoline supplies amid robust demand helped to push gas prices lower on the week,” said Lloyd Albert, senior vice president of AAA public and government affairs. “We expect to see this trend to continue throughout most of the month, with the exception of Thanksgiving. With nearly 49.3 million Americans expected to travel by car for the holiday, gas prices may start to fluctuate by the end of this week.”

One year prior, prices in Rhode Island were 19 cents higher at $2.68 per gallon. Prices this week ranged 32 cents from $2.37 to $2.69 per gallon.

  • Midgrade gas averaged $2.82 per gallon this week, ranging from $2.66 to $2.99 per gallon.
  • Premium gas averaged $3.00 this week, ranging from $2.86 to $3.11 per gallon.
  • Diesel fuel averaged $2.94, ranging from $2.88 to $3.35 per gallon.

In Massachusetts, the average price of regular gas also declined 2 cents this week to $2.49 per gallon. Last year at this time, price in Massachusetts were 22 cents higher at $2.71 per gallon. Prices ranged 79 cents this week from $2.26 to $3.05 per gallon.

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  • Midgrade gas averaged $2.78 per gallon this week, ranging from $2.59 to $3.09 per gallon.
  • Premium gas averaged $2.94 this week, ranging from $2.69 to $3.39 per gallon.
  • Diesel fuel averaged $2.94, ranging from $2.69 to $3.25 per gallon.

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