Gas prices in Rhode Island down 2 cents this week
Oct. 23, 2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The price of gas in Rhode Island is down two cents this week and continues to fall from its post-hurricane spike last month.
AAA Northeast found in its weekly survey released Monday that self-serve, regular is averaging $2.58 per gallon. That's 12 cents more than the national average— $2.46 —and 34 cents higher that the average state price a year ago at this time.
Gas prices reached an average price of $2.73 per gallon after Hurricane Harvey. The price has now fallen 15 cents since September.
AAA's Lloyd Albert says that despite recent declines, drivers are still paying some 35 cents more for gas than they did at the same time last year.
AAA found regular gas selling for as low as $2.34 to a high of $2.70 per gallon