R.I. and Mass. gas prices remain unchanged this week

THE AVERAGE PRICE of regular gas in Rhode Island held at $2.86 per gallon this week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/AKOS STILLER
THE AVERAGE PRICE of regular gas in Rhode Island held at $2.86 per gallon this week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/AKOS STILLER

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island remained unchanged this week at $2.86 per gallon, according to AAA Northeast Monday.

Prices in Rhode Island were 1 cent higher than the national average of $2.85 per gallon. Prices in the Ocean State were 9 cents lower than at this time last year.

U.S. prices declined 1 cent this week.

“Gas prices are getting cheaper for the majority of drivers, despite the fact that gasoline stocks in the U.S. are running at a deficit compared with last year,” stated AAA Northeast Senior Vice President of Public and Government Affairs Lloyd Albert. “Crude oil prices have been relatively stable in the past few months, and that stability is moderating pump prices. Nearly half the country’s retailers are offering gas at $2.75 or less.”

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Rhode Island regular gas prices ranged 30 cents, from $2.69 to $2.99 per gallon.

  • Midgrade fuel averaged $3.13 per gallon, ranging from $3.04 to $3.19 per gallon.
  • Premium gas averaged $3.32 per gallon, ranging from $3.24 to $3.39 per gallon.
  • Diesel fuel averaged $3.12 per gallon, ranging from $2.99 to $3.45 per gallon.

In Massachusetts, the average price of regular gas also remained unchanged this week at $2.80 per gallon, 5 cents less than the national average and 7 cents lower than prices one year prior.

Regular prices in the Bay State ranged 44 cents, from $2.61 to $3.05 per gallon.

  • Midgrade gas in Massachusetts averaged $2.96 per gallon, ranging from $2.81 to $3.29 per gallon.
  • Premium gas averaged $3.17 per gallon, ranging from $2.93 to $3.49 per gallon.
  • Diesel fuel averaged $3.09 per gallon, ranging from $2.83 to $3.49 per gallon.