PROVIDENCE — Gasoline prices in Rhode Island remain unchanged this week and continue to trend well below the national average.
A survey of prices through AAA Northeast on Monday found a gallon of self-serve, regular unleaded gas averaging $2.50 per gallon, 15 cents below the national average. Officials said stable prices and even further decline in cost could come throughout October.
“Most motorists around the country are seeing gas prices stabilize or decline,” said Lloyd Albert, senior vice president of public and government affairs for AAA Northeast. “On the whole, we are seeing gasoline demand pushing lower amid healthy supply levels, ultimately keeping prices stable or cheaper for most motorists.”
A year ago at this time, the average price in Rhode Island was 34 cents higher at $2.84 per gallon.
The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 42 cents, from a low of $2.35 to a high of $2.77.
— Jason Vallee