gas prices http://ripr.org en More Drivers Hitting The Road This July 4th Weekend http://ripr.org/post/more-drivers-hitting-road-july-4th-weekend <p>As always Independence Day travel is expected to be heavy. This year will see about 41 million people moving around the country.</p><p></p><p>That’s about two percent higher than last year’s rate, which may be in part due to the holiday falling on a Friday.</p><p>In New England nearly three percent more people are expected to travel.&nbsp;David Raposa of AAA of Southern New England attributes the higher travel rate in New England to one thing: the region’s small size.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 13:33:40 +0000 John Bender 36112 at http://ripr.org More Drivers Hitting The Road This July 4th Weekend Gas Prices Down A Penny in RI & MA http://ripr.org/post/gas-prices-down-penny-ri-ma <p>Gas prices have dropped by a penny in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts. The latest survey from AAA Southern New England puts the average gallon of regular unleaded at $3.59. That’s a tiny bit above the national average but lower than what drivers were paying at the pump a year ago.&nbsp;</p><p>Bay State drivers are paying an average $3.51 a gallon. That’s also down a penny from last week.</p><p>AAA urges drivers in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts to shop around, since the range in gas prices spans from 21-cents in Rhode Island to 32-cents in Massachusetts.</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 15:52:48 +0000 Catherine Welch 31290 at http://ripr.org Gas Prices Down A Penny in RI & MA Gas Prices Up In RI & MA http://ripr.org/post/gas-prices-ri-ma <p>Drivers in Rhode Island and Massachusetts will find gas prices a bit higher this week – up by two cents in Rhode Island. Gas prices in both states are higher than the national average.</p><p></p><p>Even though prices at the pump took a bigger jump in Massachusetts, on average Rhode Island drivers are still paying more. The latest survey out of AAA Southern New England finds Ocean State drivers paying $3.48 for the average gallon of regular unleaded, while Massachusetts drivers are paying $3.44.</p><p></p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 18:09:59 +0000 Catherine Welch 29254 at http://ripr.org Gas Prices Up In RI & MA Gas Prices Jump A Penny in RI & MA http://ripr.org/post/gas-prices-jump-penny-ri-ma <p>Gas prices are up a penny from last week in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Drivers have seen gas prices climb by 9 cents over the last month in both the Ocean State and the Bay State, that’s according to the latest survey from AAA Southern New England.</p><p></p><p>In Rhode Island, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $3.52. It’s cheaper in Mass, at $3.44 a gallon. AAA urges drivers in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts to shop around, since the range in gas prices is about a quarter.</p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 17:20:57 +0000 Catherine Welch 26709 at http://ripr.org Gas Prices Jump A Penny in RI & MA Travelers Should Prepare For Heavy Traffic This Holiday Weekend http://ripr.org/post/travelers-should-prepare-heavy-traffic-holiday-weekend <p>Travelers should prepare for heavy traffic during the final holiday of the summer.&nbsp; It’s expected to be the highest number of Labor Day travelers since the recession began.</p><p></p><p>AAA is projecting some 34 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home over Labor Day weekend. That’s an increase of 4.2 percent compared with last year.</p><p>About 85% percent of travelers will be taking the family car.</p><p>AAA believes gas prices won’t be a major impediment; they’ve been trending down this month compared to August of last year.</p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 15:36:01 +0000 John Bender 20910 at http://ripr.org Travelers Should Prepare For Heavy Traffic This Holiday Weekend "Current Conditions" Index Shows Good Signs for Rhode Island Economy http://ripr.org/post/current-conditions-index-shows-good-signs-rhode-island-economy <p>Rhode Island’s economy ended the second quarter on a positive note, according to the latest Current Conditions Index.&nbsp; The index is a monthly rating of the state’s economy based on a dozen key indicators.</p><p></p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 12:48:47 +0000 Flo Jonic 19915 at http://ripr.org After Steady Climb, Gas Prices Dip Slightly in RI & MA http://ripr.org/post/after-steady-climb-gas-prices-dip-slightly-ri-ma <p>Drivers in Rhode Island and Massachusetts will find gas prices a bit lower. The slight dip comes after a steady climb for the last month at the pumps.</p><p>A gallon for regular unleaded is down three cents this week, according to the latest survey from AAA Southern New England.</p><p>The average gallon in Rhode Island is at $3.77, that’s much higher than the national average. And it’s almost a dime more than drivers in Massachusetts are paying. Bay State drivers are paying an average $3.69 a gallon for regular unleaded. That’s down two cents from last week.</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 16:06:02 +0000 Catherine Welch 19533 at http://ripr.org After Steady Climb, Gas Prices Dip Slightly in RI & MA RI Gas Prices Hold Steady for Third Week in a Row http://ripr.org/post/ri-gas-prices-hold-steady-third-week-row <p>For the third week in a row, gas prices remained unchanged in the Ocean State. Drivers are seeing prices holding steady at $3.59 a gallon for regular unleaded, according to the latest survey from AAA Southern New England.</p><p>That’s up two cents from how much a gallon of gas cost Rhode Island drivers last month. And it’s almost a dime more than drivers in Massachusetts are paying.</p><p>Bay State drivers are paying an average $3.50 a gallon for regular unleaded. That’s up a penny from last week.</p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 17:28:16 +0000 Catherine Welch 17043 at http://ripr.org RI Gas Prices Hold Steady for Third Week in a Row RI Drivers Paying a Nickle More at the Pump http://ripr.org/post/ri-drivers-paying-nickle-more-pump <p>Drivers keeping track of prices at the pump may have noticed that the average gallon of regular unleaded will cost a nickel more than it did last week.</p><p>That extra nickel now puts the average price of regular unleaded at $3.79 a gallon. That’s higher than the national average. AAA Southern New England urges Rhode Islanders to shop around since the range in price spans 26-cents.</p><p>Across the border in Massachusetts the average price went up by four cents to $3.72 a gallon, just a penny shy of the national average of $3.73.</p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 16:42:28 +0000 Catherine Welch 10528 at http://ripr.org RI Drivers Paying a Nickle More at the Pump Tuesday, February 5, 2013 http://ripr.org/post/tuesday-february-5-2013 <p>House lawmakers consider an e-verify bill for employers.&nbsp; The General Assembly begins hearings this week on the state's budget for next year. These stories and more on the RIPR Morning News Podcast.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><br>Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you.&nbsp; <a href="mailto:news@ripr.org?subject=Comment%20on%20podcast%20for%205feb2013">news@ripr.org</a><br>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 14:31:45 +0000 Lydia Rogers 9811 at http://ripr.org