Gas prices flat in RI, up 2 cents in MA

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The cost of a gallon of gasoline in Rhode Island is holding steady.

The price had increased over the last five weeks. AAA Northeast found in its weekly survey that self-serve, regular gasoline is selling for an average of $2.04 per gallon, the same as last week.

That price is 32 cents lower than the same time a year ago, when a gallon sold for $2.36. Rhode Island’s price is the same as the national average.

AAA found self-serve, regular gas selling for as low as $1.95 per gallon and as high as $2.10 in Rhode Island.

In Massachusetts,  AAA Northeast announced Monday that self-serve, regular has risen 2 cents per gallon in the past week to an average of to $2. It’s the sixth consecutive week of higher prices in Massachusetts.

The Massachusetts price is still 4 cents per gallon lower than the national average and 34 cents lower than it was a year ago. AAA found self-serve, regular selling for as low as $1.89 per gallon and as high as $2.19.

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