Gasoline prices in Rhode Island are down two cents from last week, according to AAA Southern New England. “With nine of every 10 end-of-summer travelers expected to drive, lower gasoline prices make these trips that much more affordable,” Senior Vice President of Public and Government Affairs Lloyd Albert said in a statement.
AAA’s Aug. 25 survey of prices in Rhode Island found self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $3.52 per gallon, down two cents from last week. Prices locally are 12 cents lower than a month ago. The current price is eight cents more than the national average for regular unleaded of $3.44. A year ago at this time Rhode Island’s average price was 20 cents higher at $3.72.
The range in prices in the latest local AAA survey for unleaded regular is 40 cents, from a low of $3.35 to a high of $3.75. AAA advises motorists to shop around for the best prices in their area, and to make sure they and their passengers find the most up-to-date local gas prices with the AAA Fuel Finder by logging onto AAA.com and clicking on Gas Saving Tips & Tools. AAA members can also obtain a copy of the Gas Watcher’s Guide at their local AAA Southern New England office.