R.I. gas prices remain unchanged this week

REGULAR GAS prices in Rhode Island averaged $2.49 per gallon as of Oct. 21, unchanged from the previous week. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/PAUL THOMAS
REGULAR GAS prices in Rhode Island averaged $2.49 per gallon as of Oct. 21, unchanged from the previous week. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/PAUL THOMAS

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island remained unchanged this week at $2.49 per gallon, 15 cents lower than the national average of $2.64 per gallon, according to AAA Northeast Monday.

Prices in the Ocean State were 33 cents higher at this time last year. Prices ranged 34 cents, from $2.35 to $2.69 per gallon.

“Peak refinery maintenance season has caused volatility across some of the country, though less in the Northeast,” said Senior Vice President of AAA Public and Government Affairs Lloyd Albert in a statement. “Motorists may see some fluctuations at the pump through the end of the month due to ongoing maintenance and tighter gasoline supply.”

  • Midgrade gas averaged $2.78 per gallon, ranging from $2.62 to $2.99 per gallon.
  • Premium gas averaged $2.96 per gallon, ranging from $2.84 to $3.05 per gallon.
  • Diesel fuel averaged $2.95 per gallon, ranging from $2.75 to $3.35 per gallon.

In Massachusetts, the average regular gas price declined 1 cent to $2.49 per gallon, 15 cents below the national average. Prices ranged 82 cents from $2.23 to $3.05 per gallon. One year ago, prices were 31 cents higher at $2.80 per gallon.

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  • Midgrade gas averaged $2.77 per gallon, ranging from $2.52 to $3.09 per gallon.
  • Premium gas averaged $2.94 per gallon, ranging from $2.68 to $3.39 per gallon.
  • Diesel fuel averaged $2.95 per gallon, ranging from $2.73 to $3.25 per gallon.

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