Updated March 27 at 1:27pm

Price of gas falls in R.I., Mass.

Gasoline prices fell slightly in Rhode Island and Massachusetts this week, the first time since early November that prices in both states showed a week-over-week decline, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. More

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Price of gas falls in R.I., Mass.

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PROVIDENCE – Gasoline prices fell slightly in Rhode Island and Massachusetts this week, the first time since early November that prices in both states showed a week-over-week decline, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England.

A gallon of self-serve, unleaded regular gas averaged $3.53 in Rhode Island in the Jan. 13 survey, 1 cent less than the price a week ago. In Massachusetts, the average price for self-serve, unleaded regular this week was $3.45 per gallon, 3 cents below last week.

Local gas prices in both states came in a penny higher than their respective averages a month ago. A year ago, the same gas cost $3.53 per gallon in Rhode Island and $3.43 per gallon in Massachusetts.

Self-serve, unleaded regular varied in price from $3.47 to $3.63 across the Ocean State in the survey. The average per-gallon prices for different grades of gas ranged from $3.76 for mid-grade unleaded to $3.87 for premium unleaded to $3.99 for diesel.

Self-serve, unleaded regular ranged in price across Massachusetts from $3.30 to $3.61 per gallon. Mid-grade unleaded averaged $3.66 this week, while premium unleaded cost an average of $3.77 per gallon, and diesel posted an average price of $4 per gallon.

Prices in both states remain above this week’s national average of $3.31 for a gallon of unleaded regular – 22 cents lower than Rhode Island and 14 cents lower than Massachusetts – which dropped a penny compared with last week’s average.

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