National gas price average drop; Virginia and local drivers saving even more
“Thanks to stable crude oil prices, gas prices are dipping down in much of the country including Virginia,” said Tammy Arnette, Senior Public Affairs Specialist for AAA. “Compared to gas prices in Virginia last year, motorists are saving any where between $3 to $7 per fill up.”
GAS PRICES FROM AAA
Average price per gallon of self-serve, regular gasoline.
Gas prices provided by AAA, http://gasprices.aaa.com/
|Last Month||Last Year|
|National||$2.82||Down 2 cents||$2.88||$2.96|
|Virginia||$2.56||Down 2 cents||$2.64||$2.76|
|Charlottesville||$2.54||Down 2 cents||$2.58||$2.76|
|Harrisonburg||$2.47||Down 2 cents||$2.65||$2.68|
|Norfolk Area||$2.58||Down 2 cents||$2.65||$2.80|
|Richmond||$2.56||Down 1 cent||$2.63||$2.77|
|Roanoke||$2.51||Down 1 cent||$2.59||$2.66|
- The nation’s top 10 yearly decreases are: Florida (-31 cents), Delaware (-28 cents), New Mexico (-27 cents), Kentucky (-25 cents), Texas (-24 cents), Louisiana (-24 cents), Georgia (-24 cents), Mississippi (-23 cents), Alabama (-23 cents) and Michigan (-22 cents).
- The nation’s top 10 least expensive markets are: Mississippi ($2.42), Louisiana ($2.43), Alabama ($2.43), South Carolina ($2.46), Arkansas ($2.48), Missouri ($2.52), Tennessee ($2.52), Texas ($2.52), Oklahoma ($2.55) and Virginia ($2.56).
Mid-Atlantic and Northeast
Gas prices continue to trend cheaper across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states, with all averages now under $3/gallon. Though, at $2.98 Pennsylvania ranks as the tenth most expensive state in the country and the most expensive in the region. On the week, declines were modest. North Carolina, Washington, D.C. and Maryland saw the largest declines in the region at three cents.
Year-over-year, Delaware (-28 cents) carries the largest change in the region followed by Maryland (-22 cents), Tennessee (-20 cents) and North Carolina (-20 cents).