For the third straight week, gasoline prices in Rhode Island have had a double-digit drop, and prices in the Ocean State are now more than a dollar per gallon lower than one year ago, according to AAA Southern New England.
AAA’s December 29th survey of prices in Rhode Island found self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.52 per gallon, down 10 cents from last week. Prices locally are 41 cents lower than a month ago. The current price is 23 cents more than the national average for regular unleaded of $2.29. A year ago at this time Rhode Island’s average price was $1.02 higher at $3.54. Prices were last this low in October of 2009.
The range in prices in the latest local AAA survey for unleaded regular is 51 cents, from a low of $2.28 to a high of $2.79. AAA advises motorists to shop around for the best prices in their area, and to make sure they and their passengers buckle up- every trip, every time.
Today’s local gas prices and their ranges are as follows:
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 members can also obtain a copy of the Gas Watcher’s Guide at their local AAA Southern New England office.
AAA Fuel Saving Tip of the Week
Cars today don’t require any warm-up. Warming up your car for more than a few seconds just wastes fuel.
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