Gasoline prices in Rhode Island are up three cents this week, according to AAA Northeast.
AAA Northeast’s June 29 survey of prices in Rhode Island finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.09 per gallon. Rhode Island’s price is eight cents lower than the national price of $2.17. A year ago at this time, the average price in Rhode Island was 61 cents higher at $2.70 per gallon.
“While overall travel projections are down, those who head out for July 4th and beyond are expected to drive to their destinations,” said Lloyd Albert, Senior Vice President of AAA Public and Government Affairs. “This increased demand is leading to higher gas prices, though motorists will still pay much less than they did a year ago.”
The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 40 cents, from a low of $1.89 to a high of $2.29. 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
$2.09 ($1.89-$2.29) Regular Unleaded
$2.50 ($2.14-$2.69) Midgrade Unleaded
$2.67 ($2.34-$2.99) Premium Unleaded
$2.68 ($2.49-$2.90) 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.