Gas Prices Surge 28 Cents in a Month
The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline has gone up to $3.79 in Rhode Island over the past month.
Gas prices in Rhode Island continue their upward march, with prices reaching the highest point ever in February and up more than a quarter in the past month.
AAA Southern New England said its survey of prices in Rhode Island on Monday found self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $3.79 per gallon, five cents higher than a week ago and up 28 cents over the past month.
The national average for self serve unleaded of $3.73 and a year ago at this time the Rhode Island average price was $3.68.
As of Wednesday Feb. 20, the cheapest gas in Middletown is $3.74 at Cumberland Farms at 94 Aquidneck Ave, according to Mapquest.
AAA offers a new gas saving tip each week with its gas price updates. This week, the AAA suggests drivers accelerate smoothly and brake gradually - it’s safer, uses less gas and reduces brake wear.
Have the gas hikes changed your driving habits?