Providence, R.I., May 24, 2021 — Rhode Island’s average gas price is up one cent from last week ($2.93), averaging $2.94 per gallon. Today’s price is 13 cents higher than a month ago ($2.81) and 97 cents higher than May 24, 2020 ($1.97). Rhode Island’s average gas price is 9 cents lower than the national average.
“Holiday road trippers may come across some gas stations with low fuel supply in popular travel destinations, like beaches, mountains or national parks. However, markets are not expected to be fuel-less, like we saw in the wake of the pipeline shutdown,” said Lloyd Albert, Senior Vice President of Public and Government Affairs for AAA Northeast.
AAA offers these road trip tips for Memorial Day travelers:
- Make a good BET before hitting the road: get your battery, engine and tires checked.
- Consider refueling when your gas tank level hits ¼ of a tank.
- Fill up before arriving at your vacation destination. Gas prices are likely to be cheaper outside of popular travel destinations.
- Use your AAA app to find the closest gas station on your route. You can always call ahead to confirm their pumps are flowing.
- Do not leave home without an emergency roadside kit. Include a mobile phone and car charger, first-aid kit, blankets, drinking water, a flashlight with extra batteries, a basic toolkit, warning flares and jumper cables. AAA expects to assist close to 170,000 motorists with vehicle breakdowns over the holiday period. Don’t forget extra snacks or meals, as well as cleaning supplies, including disinfecting wipes.
AAA Northeast’s May 24 survey of fuel prices found the current national average to be 1 cent lower than last week ($3.04), averaging $3.03 a gallon. Today’s national average price is 15 cents higher than a month ago ($2.88), and $1.08 higher than this day last year ($1.95).
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