July 23–PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Gasoline prices in Rhode Island are down two cents this week, AAA Northeast says.
The average price of regular unleaded gasoline is $2.879 at self-service pumps in the Ocean State, which is 3 cents above the national average, according to AAA’s weekly survey.
A year ago, Rhode Island drivers were paying 61 cents less, $2.26 per per gallon.
“The national average for regular unleaded gasoline dropped 3 cents this week, and Rhode Island’s 2-cent drop reflects that downward trend,” said Lloyd Albert, AAA Northeast senior vice president of public and government affairs. “Crude oil prices are under $70 a barrel, and domestic oil production is at an all-time high — acting as buffer to price increases at the pump for motorists.”
AAA’s survey found a 40-cent range in prices, from a low of $2.699 to a high of $3.099.
AAA also found the following prices for other grades of gasoline or type so fuel: $3.089 for midgrade unleaded; 3.269 for premium and $3.199 for diesel fuel.
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