Gasoline prices in Rhode Island are down five cents from last week and are at the lowest the lowest point locally since the spring of 2009, according to AAA Northeast. The continuing drop in crude oil prices and strong supplies are the primary drivers of these lower prices.

AAA’s December 14th survey of prices in Rhode Island found self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.06 per gallon, down five cents from last week. Prices locally are ten cents less than a month ago. The current price is five cents more than the national average for regular unleaded of $2.01. A year ago at this time Rhode Island’s average price was 75 cents higher at $2.86.

The range in prices in the latest local AAA survey for unleaded regular is 25 cents, from a low of $1.93 to a high of $2.18.

Today’s local gas prices and their ranges are as follows:

Self Serve                                                      Grade

$2.069 ($1.939-$2.189)                                     Regular Unleaded

$2.399 ($2.199-$2.599)                                     Midgrade Unleaded

$2.529 ($1.989-$2.859)                                     Premium Unleaded

$2.379 ($2.259-$2.499)                                     Diesel