RI, Mass gas prices lowest since spring 2009

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP/WPRI) — Gas prices in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts have dropped to their lowest level in more than six years.

AAA Northeast says this week’s average price for regular unleaded is $2.06 per gallon in Rhode Island, five cents lower than last week and the lowest since spring 2009.

Rhode Island’s average price one year ago was $2.89.

The AAA says strong supply and dropping crude oil prices have contributed to the decline in prices.

The state’s current rate is five cents higher than the national average of $2.01.

Massachusetts drivers are also paying the lowest prices for gasoline in more than six years. That’s according to AAA Northeast, which reported Monday that the average price in the Bay State for self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline now stands at $2.04 per gallon, down two cents from a week ago.

Massachusetts is 3 cents above the current national average of $2.01 per gallon. The AAA Northeast survey showed prices around the state ranging from as low as $1.92 to a high of $2.49 per gallon.

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