PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Islanders are paying 8 cents per gallon more for gasoline this week.
AAA Northeast reported Monday that its weekly price survey found self-serve, regular selling for an average of $2.63 per gallon, 8 cents more than a week ago.
Despite the soaring prices, the average cost in Rhode Island is still 20 cents per gallon lower than the national average and 2 cents lower than the in-state price a year ago.
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AAA attributes the higher prices to the switchover to summer blend gasoline, which is more expensive to produce, and increased demand.
AAA found gas selling for as low as $2.49 and as high as $2.89 per gallon.
BOSTON (AP) — The average cost of a gallon of gasoline in Massachusetts has jumped 6 cents in the past week.
AAA Northeast reported Monday that self-serve, regular is now selling for an average of $2.61 per gallon.
That’s 22 cents lower than the national average but a penny higher than the Massachusetts per-gallon average a year ago.
AAA says the higher prices are due to the switchover to summer blend gasoline, which is more expensive to produce, and increased demand.
The organization found a wide range of per-gallon prices, from a low of $2.45 to a high of $3.05.