GAS PRICES IN Rhode Island and Massachusetts dropped 5 cents and 4 cents this week, respectively, mirroring last week's decline. Both states' average price ($3.40 and $3.31, respectively) remained above the national average of $3.25.
PROVIDENCE – Gasoline prices fell another nickel in Rhode Island, and dropped 4 cents in Massachusetts, 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. 4 survey, 5 cents below the price a week ago.
In Massachusetts, the average price for self-serve, unleaded regular gas this week was $3.31 per gallon, down 4 cents over the last week.
Rhode Island’s average price comes in 14 cents lower than the average a month ago, while in Massachusetts, local gas prices are 13 cents cheaper than last month’s. A year ago, the same gas cost $3.73 per gallon in Rhode Island and $3.65 per gallon in Massachusetts.
Self-serve, unleaded regular varied in price from $3.24 to $3.58 across the Ocean State in the survey. The average per-gallon prices for different grades of gas ranged from $3.66 for mid-grade unleaded to $3.79 for premium unleaded to $3.93 for diesel.
Self-serve, unleaded regular ranged in price across Massachusetts from $3.13 to $3.50 per gallon. Mid-grade unleaded averaged $3.54 this week, while premium unleaded cost an average of $3.68 per gallon and diesel posted an average price of $3.85 per gallon.
Prices in both states remain above this week’s national average of $3.25 for a gallon of unleaded regular, which fell 4 cents over last week’s average.