GAS PRICES rose another 2 cents this week in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, averaging $3.55 and $3.47, respectively, for a gallon of self-serve, unleaded regular. The national average in the Dec. 30 survey rose 6 cents to $3.31.
PROVIDENCE – Gasoline prices rose 2 cents in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts this week, marking the sixth consecutive week of price increases, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England.
A gallon of self-serve, unleaded regular gas averaged $3.55 in Rhode Island in the Dec. 30 survey, 2 cents more than the price a week ago. Similarly, in Massachusetts, the average price for self-serve, unleaded regular this week was $3.47 per gallon, also 2 cents higher than last week.
Rhode Island’s average price comes in 6 cents greater than the average a month ago, while in Massachusetts, local gas prices are 8 cents higher than last month. A year ago, the same gas cost $3.51 per gallon in Rhode Island and $3.41 per gallon in Massachusetts.
Self-serve, unleaded regular varied in price from $3.48 to $3.69 across the Ocean State in the survey. The average per-gallon prices for different grades of gas ranged from $3.78 for mid-grade unleaded to $3.88 for premium unleaded to $3.96 for diesel.
Self-serve, unleaded regular ranged in price across Massachusetts from $3.36 to $3.70 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 $4.00 per gallon.
Prices in both states remain above this week’s national average of $3.31 for a gallon of unleaded regular – 24 cents lower than Rhode Island and 16 cents lower than Massachusetts – which rose 6 cents over last week’s average.
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