Gas prices unchanged in R.I., down 2 cents in Mass.
A GALLON OF SELF-SERVE, unleaded regular gas averaged $3.40 in Rhode Island and $3.29 in Massachusetts this week, representing no change over last week's Rhode Island average and a 2 cent drop in Massachusetts. Meanwhile, the national average fell 8 cents to $3.17 per gallon, AAA Southern New England reported Tuesday.
PROVIDENCE – Gasoline prices were unchanged in Rhode Island and fell 2 cents in Massachusetts this week, trailing an 8-cent decline in the national average, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England.
A gallon of self-serve, unleaded regular gas averaged $3.40 in Rhode Island in the Nov. 12 survey, unchanged from the price a week ago.
In Massachusetts, the average price for self-serve, unleaded regular gas this week was $3.29 per gallon, down 2 cents from last week.
Rhode Island’s average price comes in 8 cents lower than the average a month ago, while in Massachusetts, local gas prices are 10 cents cheaper than last month. A year ago, the same gas cost $3.70 per gallon in Rhode Island and $3.61 per gallon in Massachusetts.
Self-serve, unleaded regular varied in price from $3.24 to $3.50 across the Ocean State in the survey. The average per-gallon prices for different grades of gas ranged from $3.64 for mid-grade unleaded to $3.76 for premium unleaded to $3.92 for diesel.
Self-serve, unleaded regular ranged in price across Massachusetts from $3.10 to $3.56 per gallon. Mid-grade unleaded averaged $3.51 this week, while premium unleaded cost an average of $3.63 per gallon and diesel posted an average price of $3.86 per gallon.
Prices in both states remain above this week’s national average of $3.17 for a gallon of unleaded regular – 22 cents lower than Rhode Island and 11 cents lower than Massachusetts – which fell 8 cents from last week’s average.