R.I., Mass. gas prices dip 4 cents this week

GASOLINE PRICES in Rhode Island and Massachusetts fell 3 cents per gallon since last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/PAUL THOMAS
GASOLINE PRICES in Rhode Island and Massachusetts fell 3 cents per gallon since last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/PAUL THOMAS

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island declined 4 cents this week to $2.52 per gallon, 4 cents lower than the national average of $2.56 and 34 cents lower than prices at this time last year, according to AAA Northeast Monday.

“Gasoline demand in early September generally declines along with supplies as refineries undergo maintenance and prepare for the switch over to winter-blend gas,” stated AAA Northeast Manager of Public Affairs & Traffic Safety Diana Imondi. “These typical trends mean savings for motorists, leading the way for potentially some of the cheapest gas prices at the end of the year.”

Prices in Rhode Island ranged 36 cents from $2.37 to $2.73 per gallon.

  • Midgrade gas averaged $2.83 per gallon, ranging from $2.69 to $3.03 per gallon.
  • Premium gas averaged $3.07 per gallon, ranging from $2.89 to $3.39 per gallon.
  • Diesel fuel averaged $2.95 per gallon, ranging from $2.68 to $3.35 per gallon.

In Massachusetts, prices of regular gas declined 4 cents this week to $2.55 per gallon, 1 cent lower than the national average and 28 cents lower than prices at this time last year. Prices ranged 70 cents, from $2.35 to $3.05 per gallon.

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  • Midgrade gas averaged $2.84 per gallon, ranging from $2.55 to $3.19 per gallon.
  • Premium gas averaged $3.04 per gallon, ranging from $2.75 to $3.39 per gallon.
  • Diesel fuel averaged $2.94 per gallon, ranging from $2.65 to $3.29 per gallon.

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