R.I. gas prices dip 1 cent this week

THE AVERAGE price of regular gas in Rhode Island dipped 1 cent to $2.69 per gallon this week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT
THE AVERAGE price of regular gas in Rhode Island dipped 1 cent to $2.69 per gallon this week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island declined 1 cent this week to $2.69 per gallon, 6 cents lower than the national average of $2.75 per gallon, and 21 cents lower than prices at this time last year.

Prices ranged 38 cents from $2.51 to $2.89 per gallon.

  • Midgrade gas averaged $2.90 this week, ranging from $2.71 to $3.13 per gallon.
  • Premium gas averaged $3.09, ranging from $2.91 to $3.33 per gallon.
  • Diesel fuel averaged $3.03, ranging from $2.85 to $3.35 per gallon.

“Despite prices either steadying or rising over the last two weeks, motorists are still benefiting from the fact that prices locally are lower than the national average and well below what they were a year ago at this same time,” stated Diana Imondi, AAA Northeast manager of public affairs and traffic safety.

In Massachusetts, the average price of regular gas increased 2 cents this week to $2.69 per gallon, level with Rhode Island and 6 cents lower than the national average.

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Prices in the Bay State ranged 52 cents from $2.53 to $3.05 per gallon.

  • Midgrade gas averaged $2.89 per gallon, ranging from $2.65 to $3.25 per gallon.
  • Premium gas averaged $3.18 per gallon, ranging from $2.99 to $3.45 per gallon.
  • Diesel fuel averaged $3.01 per gallon, ranging from $2.73 to $3.39 per gallon.