Gas prices in Rhode Island at lowest point in 18 months

Gasoline prices in Rhode Island are down two cents this week, and are the lowest prices locally in 18 months, according to AAA Northeast.

AAA’s February 11 survey of prices in Rhode Island finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.30 per gallon. Rhode Island’s price is three cents higher than the national average for regular unleaded of $2.27. A year ago at this time, the average price in Rhode Island was thirty-one cents higher at $2.61.  

“The northeast continues to have some of the strongest supplies of gasoline anywhere in the country,” said Lloyd Albert, AAA Northeast Senior Vice President of Public and Government Affairs. “This has helped keep prices from rising, unlike the jumps being seen in half of the nation.”

The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 32 cents, from a low of $2.17 to a high of $2.49. 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.

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

Self Serve                                           Grade                        

$2.30 ($2.17-$2.49)                            Regular Unleaded                  

$2.59 ($2.49-$2.69)                            Midgrade Unleaded               

$2.78 ($2.69-$2.89)                            Premium Unleaded                

$3.02 ($2.85-$3.11)                            Diesel