R.I. gas up 2 cents, Mass. gas up 3 cents

THE PRICE OF REGULAR gasoline in Rhode Island increased 2 cents this week to $2.65 per gallon. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER
THE PRICE OF REGULAR gasoline in Rhode Island increased 2 cents this week to $2.65 per gallon. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

PROVIDENCE – The price of self-serve, regular gasoline increased 2 cents this week to $2.65 per gallon, 6 cents below the national average of $2.71 per gallon, according to AAA Northeast Monday.

Prices in the state ranged 34 cents from $2.55 to $2.89 per gallon.

Last year at this time, regular gasoline cost an average 33 cents less per gallon at $2.32.

  • Midgrade gas averaged $2.92 this week, ranging from $2.79 to $3.19 per gallon.
  • Premium gas averaged $3.09 per gallon, ranging from $2.89 to $3.29 per gallon.
  • Diesel fuel averaged $3.03 per gallon this week, ranging from $2.99 to $3.13 per gallon.

“Prices at the pump have hit their highest point in the last six months, and will likely continue to climb – based on higher crude oil prices, geopolitical tensions driving anxiety regarding oil supplies and the seasonal switch over to the summer gasoline blend, which typically adds a few pennies to pump prices,” said Lloyd Albert, AAA Northeast senior vice president of public and government affairs, in a press release.

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In Massachusetts, gas prices rose 3 cents this week to $2.60 per gallon, 11 cents below the national average. Prices ranged 37 cents from a low of $2.42 to a high of $2.79 per gallon.

Last year at this time, prices for regular gas in Massachusetts were 32 cents lower at $2.28 per gallon.

  • Midgrade gas in Massachusetts averaged $2.82 per gallon this week, ranging from $2.68 to $3.13 per gallon.
  • Premium gas in the Bay Sate averaged $3.01 per gallon, ranging from $2.78 to $3.29 per gallon.
  • Diesel fuel in Massachusetts averaged $2.99 per gallon, ranging from $2.89 to $3.14 per gallon.