Gas prices down to average $1.99 per gallon in Rhode Island

By The Associated Press 

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Gas prices in Rhode Island have fallen below an average of $2.00 per gallon for the first time since 2009.        

That’s according to AAA Northeast in its weekly price survey released Monday.        

AAA found that self-serve, regular has gone down two cents in the past week, to an average of $1.99 per gallon.

That’s three cents above the national average but 31 cents lower than the price in Rhode Island a year ago.

AAA found self-serve, regular selling for as little as $1.87 per gallon and as high as $2.09.

The organization says demand for gasoline typically hits its lowest point in January.

(C) The Associated Press 2015