PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Gas prices in Rhode Island have dropped two cents this week, making this rate the lowest for this date since 2005.
According to a AAA Northeast survey, self-serve, regular unleaded gas is averaging $2.27 per gallon, which is one cent lower than the national average.
The price for unleaded regular gas in Rhode Island ranges from $2.09 to $2.39 per gallon, so AAA advises motorists to shop around for the best price.
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“Last week, the Energy Information Administration noted that U.S. refinery capacity has increased by 659,000 barrels per day since mid-August 2015, which is the equivalent of building a new refinery,” said Senior Vice President of Public and Government Affairs Lloyd Albert. “Prices nationally have fallen for 24 consecutive days.”