R.I. gas prices hold, Mass. prices up
2 cents this week

GAS PRICES in Rhode Island remained level this week, while Massachusetts gas prices rose 2 cents, both averaging $2.55 per gallon of regular unleaded gas. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/PAUL THOMAS
GAS PRICES in Rhode Island remained level this week, while Massachusetts gas prices rose 2 cents, both averaging $2.55 per gallon of regular unleaded gas. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/PAUL THOMAS

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island remained unchanged this week at $2.55 per gallon, 19 cents lower than the national average of $2.74 per gallon and 8 cents lower year over year, according to AAA Northeast Monday.

Prices ranged 35 cents, from $2.44 to $2.79 per gallon.

  • Midgrade gas averaged $2.83 per gallon, ranging from $2.69 to $2.99 per gallon
  • Premium gas averaged $3, ranging from $2.89 to $3.19 per gallon
  • Diesel fuel averaged $3.10 per gallon, ranging from $2.95 to $3.33 per gallon

In Massachusetts, the average price of gas increased 2 cents this week to $2.55 per gallon, level with Rhode Island and 19 cents lower than the national average.

“As demand holds steady and inventories continue to tighten, motorists continue to see gas prices increase or remain the same in every region,” stated Lloyd Albert, AAA Northeast senior vice president of public and government affairs. “Overall refinery utilization stands at 86% compared to 93% last year at this time. Until refineries return to normal operations, which will take a few weeks, American motorists should expect prices to continue increasing as gasoline demand gains steam.”

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One year prior, Bay State gas prices were 2 cents higher than prices this week. Regular gas prices in the state Monday ranged 66 cents, from $2.39 to $3.05 per gallon.

  • Midgrade gas averaged $2.73 per gallon, ranging from $2.55 to $2.99 per gallon
  • Premium gas averaged $2.94 per gallon, ranging from $2.78 to $3.29 per gallon
  • Diesel fuel averaged $3.04 per gallon, ranging from $2.79 to $3.39 per gallon