Sunday, February 25, 2024

Hampton Roads gas prices up by 13 cents in two weeks

(File photo/Wikimedia Commons)
(File photo/Wikimedia Commons)

Filling up your tank today? You might notice that gas is getting pricier.

As of Monday, the average price for a gallon of gas in Hampton Roads was $2.48. Gas is 13 cents more per-gallon this week than it was two weeks ago, and 36 cents more than it was in April 2017, according to AAA.

The average price of gas in Hampton Roads is only slightly more than the average for the rest of the state. On Monday, the average gallon of gas cost $2.47 in the commonwealth, marking an 11-cent increase in two weeks.

Drivers in Virginia aren’t the only ones feeling the pressure in their wallets.

Across the country, gas prices are rising. The average price for a gallon of gas in the United States is currently $2.66, marking an 11-cent increase on average from two weeks ago, according to the AAA.

“Today, only 38 percent of U.S. gas stations are selling gasoline for $2.50 or less and that percentage will likely dwindle in coming weeks,” AAA Tidewater spokesman Georjeane Bluming said. “The holiday weekend, strong demand and preparation for summer gasoline are all factors that have driven and will continue to drive higher gas prices into early spring.”

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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