Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Gas prices rise for Virginia drivers, but Hampton Roads gets a break

The price of a gallon of gasoline has been on the rise in Greater Williamsburg since Hurricane Harvey hit Texas and Louisiana's oil operations. (Steve Roberts, Jr./WYDaily)
A Williamsburg gas station, seen here in August. (Steve Roberts, Jr./WYDaily)

Good news for drivers in Hampton Roads, but not so much for those filling up the tank in the rest of the state.

While gas prices usually increase in March, strong consumer confidence contributed to increased demand for gasoline this winter, according to a release from AAA.

As a result, many consumers are paying more for gas, the release stated. The current national average is $2.60 per gallon; in Virginia, the average price is $2.42 per gallon — a one-cent increase from early February and a 12-cent increase since January. In February 2017, the average gas price in Virginia was $2.29.

Drivers in Hampton Roads, however, are paying less at the pump, with an average price of $2.37 per gallon. This is a one-cent per gallon increase from early February and a 12-cent per gallon increase since January. In February 2017, the average gas price in Hampton Roads was $2.06.  

Drivers can find updated information on gas prices by using the AAA mobile app, which can be downloaded in the app store or by visiting AAA online.

Alexa Doiron
Alexa Doiron
Alexa Doiron is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She graduated from Roanoke College and is currently working on a master’s degree in English at Virginia Commonwealth University. Alexa was born and raised in Williamsburg and enjoys writing stories about local flair. She began her career in journalism at the Warhill High School newspaper and, eight years later, still loves it. After working as a news editor in Blacksburg, Va., Alexa missed Williamsburg and decided to come back home. In her free time, she enjoys reading Jane Austen and playing with her puppy, Poe. Alexa can be reached at

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