Gasoline prices in Rhode Island are up three cents this week, according to AAA Northeast.
AAA’s October 3 survey of prices in Rhode Island finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.19 per gallon. Rhode Island’s price is three cents below the national average for regular unleaded of $2.22. A year ago at this time, the average price in Rhode Island was 1 cent higher at $2.20.
“The preliminary agreement by OPEC nations to limit oil production is having an impact on oil prices, which may show up in higher pump prices,” said Lloyd P. Albert, AAA Northeast Senior Vice President of Public and Government Affairs. “However, OPEC does not meet again until the end of November, and there remains skepticism as to whether or not they will agree to planned production cuts.”
The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 36 cents, from a low of $2.03 to a high of $2.39. AAA advises motorists to shop around for the best prices in their area, and to make sure they and their passengers buckle up — every time.
Today’s local gas prices and their ranges are as follows:
$2.19 ($2.03-$2.39) Regular Unleaded
$2.44 ($2.27-$2.89) Midgrade Unleaded
$2.59 ($2.39-$2.99) Premium Unleaded
$2.41 ($2.29-$2.49) Diesel
Find the most up-to-date local gas prices with the AAA Fuel Finder by logging onto AAA.com and clicking on Gas Saving Tips & Tools.
AAA Northeast is a not-for-profit auto club with 62 offices in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, New Hampshire and New York, providing more than 2 million local AAA members with travel, insurance, finance, and auto-related services.
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