Gas prices down this week, per AAA


Gasoline prices in Rhode Island are down two cents this week, according to AAA Northeast.

AAA Northeast’s Feb. 19 survey of prices in Rhode Island finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.59 per gallon. Rhode Island’s price is six cents above the national average of $2.59. A year ago at this time, the average price in Rhode Island was 35 cents lower at $2.24 per gallon.

“Prices were dropping daily last week and the downturn looks to be as a result of quicker refinery maintenance turnarounds and a build in U.S. crude oil inventories and production,” said Lloyd Albert, AAA Northeast Senior Vice President of Public and Government Affairs.

The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 24 cents, from a low of $2.46 to a high of $2.70. AAA advises motorists to shop around for the best prices in their area, and to make sure they and their passengers buckle up, every time.


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