- Associated Press - Monday, March 26, 2018

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Gasoline prices in Rhode Island are on the rise.

AAA Northeast says the average retail price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in the area is $2.56.

The state’s average gas price is five cents below the national average of $2.61.

A year ago today, gas prices in Rhode Island were 33 cents lower at $2.23 per gallon.

AAA Northeast Vice President Lloyd Albert says the season change brings about higher gas prices.

Albert says the market is starting to “purge” winter-blend gasoline for more expensive summer blend.

The current price is five cents higher than at the beginning of the year.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide