Gasoline prices in Rhode Island are down eleven cents this week, according to AAA Northeast.
AAA Northeast’s March 23 survey of prices in Rhode Island finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.26 per gallon. Rhode Island’s price is fourteen cents higher than the national average of $2.12. A year ago at this time, the average price in Rhode Island was 27 cents higher at $2.53 per gallon.
“Typically gas prices start to trend more expensive at the beginning of spring, especially as motorists get out to enjoy the warmer weather and travel for spring break. That is not the case this year,” said Lloyd Albert, Senior Vice President of AAA Public and Government Affairs. “With Americans urged to stay home and practice social distancing to slow the spread of the coronavirus, we are seeing less traffic on the roadways which will ultimately drive down demand, increase gasoline supply and push pump prices less expensive for the foreseeable future.”
The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 70 cents, from a low of $1.89 to a high of $2.59. AAA advises motorists to shop around for the best prices in their area. Please remember to slow down and move over for any emergency vehicles on the side of the road.
Today’s local gas prices and their ranges are as follows:
Self Serve Grade
$2.26 ($1.89-$2.59) Regular Unleaded
$2.57 ($2.49-$2.65) Midgrade Unleaded
$2.78 ($2.69-$2.89) Premium Unleaded
$2.86 ($2.54-$3.05) 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.