R.I. gas prices increase 2 cents

THE AVERAGE price of regular gas in Rhode Island increased 2 cents to $2.51 per gallon this week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/AKOS STILLER
THE AVERAGE price of regular gas in Rhode Island increased 2 cents to $2.51 per gallon this week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/AKOS STILLER

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island increased 2 cents to $2.51 per gallon, 15 cents below the national average of $2.66 per gallon, according to AAA Northeast Monday.

Prices were 31 cents lower than prices at this time last year. Prices ranged 34 cents, from $2.38 to $2.72 per gallon.

“The good news is we are seeing downward movement with crude oil prices and stabilization at gas pumps, but Americans can expect some fluctuation through the end of the month,” said AAA Northeast Senior Vice President of Public and Government Affairs Lloyd Albert. “Should Saudi’s crude production be back to full capacity shortly, the price spikes are likely to be temporary.”

  • Midgrade gas in Rhode Island averaged $2.72 per gallon, ranging from $2.49 to $3.01 per gallon.
  • Premium gas averaged $2.91 per gallon, ranging from $2.69 to $3.11 per gallon.
  • Diesel fuel averaged $2.94 per gallon, ranging from $2.79 to $3.35 per gallon.

In Massachusetts, the average price of regular gas increased 4 cents to $2.56 per gallon, 10 cents below the national average.

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Prices ranged 64 cents from $2.35 to $2.99 per gallon. Last year at this time, prices were 27 cents higher in Massachusetts.

  • Midgrade gas in Massachusetts averaged $2.80 per gallon, ranging from $2.59 to $3.15 per gallon.
  • Premium gas averaged $2.99 per gallon, ranging from $2.71 to $3.39 per gallon.
  • Diesel fuel averaged $2.95 per gallon, ranging from $2.69 to $3.29 per gallon.

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