R.I. gas prices fall 1 cent,
Mass. prices tick up

THE AVERAGE price of regular gas in Rhode Island was $2.85 per gallon, the same as the national average and 1 cent higher than Massachusetts this week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT
THE AVERAGE price of regular gas in Rhode Island was $2.85 per gallon, the same as the national average and 1 cent higher than Massachusetts 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 $2.85 per gallon, level with the national average and 13 cents higher year over year, according to AAA Northeast Monday.

“Hurricane Florence had little to no impact on gas prices,” said Lloyd Albert, AAA Northeast senior vice president of public and government affairs, in a statement. “Gas prices have not seen much movement because unlike the Gulf Coast, which is home to dozens of refineries, the Carolinas house only pipelines and terminals. This means U.S. crude processing is not impacted and neither are gas prices nationally.”

Prices in Rhode Island ranged 37 cents, from a low of $2.72 to a high of $3.09 per gallon.

  • Midgrade gas averaged $3.06 this week, ranging from $2.89 to $3.29 per gallon
  • Premium gas averaged $3.28, ranging from $2.99 to $3.41 per gallon
  • Diesel fuel averaged $3.19 this week, ranging from $2.99 to $3.29 per gallon

In Massachusetts, the average price of regular gas increased 1 cent this week to $2.84 per gallon, 1 cent lower than the national average and 19 cents higher than one year prior.

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Prices ranged 45 cents in the Bay State, ranging from $2.64 to $3.09 per gallon.

  • Midgrade gas averaged $3.08 this week, ranging from $2.79 to $3.36 per gallon
  • Premium gas averaged $3.24, ranging from $3.05 to $3.57 per gallon
  • Diesel fuel averaged $3.15 this week, ranging from $2.93 to $3.39 per gallon