PROVIDENCE – Gas prices fell in Rhode Island and Massachusetts for the fourth consecutive week even as they remained higher than the national average Monday, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England.
A gallon of self-serve, unleaded regular gas averaged $3.73 in Rhode Island in the Aug. 19 survey, 3 cents less than from a week ago and 8 cents less than a month ago. A year ago, the same gas cost $3.86 per gallon.
Self-serve, unleaded regular varied in price from $3.63 to $3.90 across the Ocean State in the survey. The average per-gallon prices for different grades of gas ranged from $3.93 for mid-grade unleaded to $4.04 for premium unleaded to $3.95 for diesel.
The average price for self-serve, unleaded regular in Massachusetts this week was $3.63 per gallon, which represented a decline of 2 cents per gallon. In the last month, Bay State motorists have seen a decline of 9 cents per gallon. A year ago, the average price for the benchmark gas offering was $3.73 per gallon.
Self-serve, unleaded regular ranged in price across the state from $3.47 to $4 per gallon. Mid-grade unleaded averaged $3.81 this week, while premium unleaded came in with an average price of $3.93 per gallon. Diesel posted an average of $3.95 per gallon.
The national average for a gallon of unleaded regular this week is $3.54.