RI gas prices fall 3 cents per gallon ahead of Thanksgiving

Paying at gas station, gas pump

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gas prices in Rhode Island have fallen slightly, just in time for Thanksgiving travel.

AAA Northeast in its weekly survey Monday found the price of self-serve, regular gas had fallen 3 cents per gallon from last week, to an average of $2.18.

That’s still 4 cents higher than the national average of $2.14 per gallon.

It’s also 5 cents higher than a year ago, when gas was averaging $2.13 cents per gallon in Rhode Island.

AAA spokesman Lloyd Albert says almost 9 of every 10 Thanksgiving travelers plan to go by car.