Gasoline prices in Rhode Island are down 12 cents from last week, the 18th straight week of falling prices, according to AAA Northeast.
AAA’s January 5th survey of prices in Rhode Island found self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.40 per gallon, down 12 cents from last week. Prices locally are 46 cents lower than a month ago. The current price is 20 cents more than the national average for regular unleaded of $2.20. A year ago at this time Rhode Island’s average price was $1.13 higher at $3.53.
“Lower gas prices continue to be welcome news for consumers, who are saving an estimated $500 million each day,” said Lloyd P. Albert, Senior Vice President of Public and Government Affairs at AAA Northeast. “Barring any unforeseen circumstances, AAA sees no reason for this trend not to continue in the short term.”
The range in prices in the latest local AAA survey for unleaded regular is 35 cents, from a low of $2.24 to a high of $2.59. 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.
Local gas prices and their ranges
$2.409 ($2.249-$2.599) Regular Unleaded
$2.739 ($2.589-$3.199) Midgrade Unleaded
$2.889 ($2.689-$3.299) Premium Unleaded
$3.129 ($2.869-$3.749) 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 members can also obtain a copy of the Gas Watcher’s Guide at their local AAA Northeast office.
AAA Fuel Saving Tip of the Week
If your vehicle’s engine does not need premium fuel, using anything other than regular is simply a waste of money.
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