Drivers keeping track of prices at the pump may have noticed that the average gallon of regular unleaded will cost a nickel more than it did last week.
That extra nickel now puts the average price of regular unleaded at $3.79 a gallon. That’s higher than the national average. AAA Southern New England urges Rhode Islanders to shop around since the range in price spans 26-cents.
Across the border in Massachusetts the average price went up by four cents to $3.72 a gallon, just a penny shy of the national average of $3.73.
If you haven’t filled up your car in a while you’re in for sticker shock. AAA of Southern New England says gas shot up 12 cents a gallon last week. Much of it has to do with a variety of issues.
AAA’s weekly survey shows gas averaging $3.66 a gallon in Rhode Island, 12 cents higher than it was just a week ago. AAA spokesman John Paul says it was caused by recent increases in the price of crude oil spurred by refinery outages and other problems.
PROVIDENCE, RI – For the second week in a row, gas prices remained unchanged in the Ocean State. Drivers are seeing prices holding steady at $3.51 a gallon for regular unleaded, according to the latest survey from AAA Southern New England.
That’s down $0.13 from how much a gallon of gas cost Rhode Island drivers last month. But it’s still a dime more than drivers in Massachusetts are paying.