Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Virginia gas prices remain steady despite demand

Gas pump with hand removing nozzle (WYDaily photo/Adobe)
(WYDaily photo/Adobe)

Virginia’s gasoline prices remain among the lowest in the nation despite demand pressures that caused the national average to jump 2 cents a gallon this week, AAA Tidewater Virginia says.

Average gas prices this week in Virginia are $2.61 per gallon, which is 25 cents cheaper than the national average of $2.86.

However, Virginia’s low prices may not stick around for long, warns Georjeane Blumling, vice president of public affairs for AAA Tidewater Virginia.

“Virginia could see gas prices begin to rise as crude and gasoline inventories tighten,” Blumling said. “On the week, pump prices have increased a penny in Virginia where some states are seeing an 11 cent uptick in gas prices.”

While this week’s average price is 1 cent lower than last month, prices are 52 cents higher than at this time last year, she said.

Bryan DeVasher
Bryan DeVasher
Bryan DeVasher is the managing editor-digital of WYDaily. A resident of Hampton Roads for more than two decades, he has worked for news organizations in Virginia, Illinois, Missouri and Indiana. He most recently was a member of the public relations staff for Virginia State Police.

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