Gas prices on the rise in R.I. again after two weeks of declines

The average price of gasoline rose a penny in Rhode Island and was unchanged in Massachusetts this week, reversing two weeks of price declines in both states, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. More

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Gas prices on the rise in R.I. again after two weeks of declines

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GASOLINE PRICES rose 1 cent in Rhode Island and were unchanged in Massachusetts this week, bringing the states' respective averages to $3.71 and $3.66 for a gallon of self-serve, unleaded regular. The national average was unchanged at $3.65 per gallon.
Posted 5/27/14

PROVIDENCE – The average price of gasoline rose a penny in Rhode Island and was unchanged in Massachusetts this week, reversing two weeks of price declines in both states, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England.

A gallon of self-serve, unleaded regular gas averaged $3.71 in Rhode Island in the May 27 survey, an increase of 1 cent over the price a week ago. Meanwhile, in Massachusetts, the average price for self-serve, unleaded regular matched last week’s at $3.66 per gallon.

Rhode Island’s average price came in a penny lower than the average a month ago, while in Massachusetts, local gas prices were 3 cents below last month’s. A year ago, the same gas cost $3.59 per gallon in Rhode Island and $3.51 per gallon in Massachusetts.

Self-serve, unleaded regular varied in price from $3.64 to $3.86 across the Ocean State in the survey. The average per-gallon prices for different grades of gas ranged from $3.92 for mid-grade unleaded to $4.01 for premium unleaded to $4.03 for diesel.

Self-serve, unleaded regular ranged in price across Massachusetts from $3.54 to $3.80 per gallon. Mid-grade unleaded averaged $3.85 this week, while premium unleaded cost an average of $3.98 per gallon, and diesel posted an average price of $4.05 per gallon.

The national average price for a gallon of unleaded regular also remained unchanged this week at $3.65, 1 cent lower than the Massachusetts average and 5 cents lower than Rhode Island’s average.

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