RI gas prices 4 cents above national average
Gasoline prices in Rhode Island are up two cents this week, according to AAA Northeast.
AAA Northeast’s January 8 survey of prices in Rhode Island finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.53 per gallon. Rhode Island’s price is four cents above the national average of $2.49. A year ago at this time, the average price in Rhode Island was 18 cents lower at $2.35 per gallon.
“Crude oil prices at the end of 2017 were the highest at the end of the year since 2013, helping to keep pump prices from their traditional January dip,” said Lloyd Albert, AAA Northeast Senior Vice President of Public and Government Affairs. “The cold weather has also played a role, with more crude being needed for production of home heating oil.”
The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 36 cents, from a low of $2.38 to a high of $2.74.