Gas prices unchanged in Rhode Island; AAA warns of possible rising costs

Gas prices unchanged in Rhode Island; AAA warns of possible rising costs



PROVIDENCE — Costs per gallon of gas remain unchanged in Rhode Island this week, but with a recent surges in weather pushing the price up compared to a year ago, a springtime spike could soon be on the way.

A Monday survey of prices in Rhode Island, conducted through AAA Northeast, found self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.56 per gallon. Rhode Island’s price is three cents above the national average of $2.53. A year ago at this time, the average price in Rhode Island was 33 cents lower at $2.23 per gallon.

“Motorists will start to see gas prices make their spring hike in early April,” said Lloyd Albert, senior vice president of public and government affairs for AAA Northeast. “That is when refinery maintenance is expected to be wrapped up and the switchover to more expensive summer-blend gasoline kicks in along with warmer weather and typical increases in demand.”

The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 30 cents, from a low of $2.39 to a high of $2.69.

Today’s local gas prices and their ranges are as follows:

Self Serve, Grade

$2.56 ($2.39-$2.69), Regular Unleaded                    

$2.90 ($2.82-$3.06), Midgrade Unleaded                 

$3.08 ($2.89-$3.19), Premium Unleaded                  

$3.03 ($2.95-$3.09), Diesel

Jason Vallee


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