Rhode Island’s average gas price is down one cent from last week ($2.79), averaging $2.78 per gallon, according to AAA Northeast’s weekly gas price update.

Today’s price is 15 cents higher than a month ago ($2.63) and 66 cents higher than March 29, 2020 ($2.12). Rhode Island’s average gas price is 8 cents lower than the national average.

“Growing supplies and cheaper crude oil prices are putting downward pressure on pump prices for the majority of motorists,” said Lloyd Albert, Senior Vice President of Public and Government Affairs for AAA Northeast in a statement. “These are positive signs that less expensive gas prices could be around the corner, but not enough to indicate a steady trend just yet.”

AAA Northeast’s March 29 survey of fuel prices found the current national average to be 2 cents lower than last week ($2.88), averaging $2.86 a gallon. Today’s national average price is 15 cents higher than a month ago ($2.71), and 84 cents higher than this day last year ($2.02).

RegionCurrent Price*One Week AgoOne Month AgoOne Year Ago
Rhode Island$2.78$2.79$2.63$2.12
Massachusetts$2.76$2.76$2.64$2.11
Connecticut$2.89$2.90$2.74$2.17

*Prices as of March 29, 2021

Ryan Belmore is the Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

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In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
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