PROVIDENCE – The price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island declined 2 cents this week to $2.59 per gallon, 6 cents above the national average of $2.53 per gallon, according to AAA Northeast Monday.
Regular gas prices in the Ocean State ranged 24 cents from a low of $2.46 to a high of $2.70 per gallon.
Last year at this time, regular gasoline averaged 35 cents lower at $2.24 per gallon.
- Midgrade gasoline averaged $2.90 per gallon, ranging from $2.83 to $3.06 per gallon.
- Premium gasoline in Rhode Island averaged $3.10, ranging from $2.89 to $3.19 per gallon.
- Diesel fuel averaged $3.05 this week, ranging from $2.99 to $3.16 per gallon.
“Prices were dropping daily last week and the downturn looks to be as a result of quicker refinery maintenance turnarounds and a build in U.S. crude oil inventories and production,” said Lloyd Albert, AAA Northeast senior vice president of public and government affairs, in a statement.
Massachusetts regular gas prices declined 6 cents this week, averaging $2.50 per gallon, 3 cents below the national average. Regular gasoline in the Bay State ranged 50 cents, from $2.29 to $2.79 per gallon.
One year ago this week, Massachusetts regular gas was 32 cents lower at $21.8 per gallon.
- Midgrade gasoline in Massachusetts averaged $2.72 per gallon this week, ranging from $2.59 to $2.99 per gallon.
- Premium gasoline averaged $2.92 per gallon, ranging from $2.79 to $3.25 per gallon.
- Diesel fuel in the Bay State averaged $2.95 this week, ranging from $2.69 to $3.06 per gallon.