Saturday, July 20, 2024

Gas prices continue to climb in Hampton Roads

The temperature is rising in Virginia — but so are the gasoline prices.

Gas prices in Virginia have continued to increase over the last week, resulting in an average price of $2.52 per gallon in Hampton Roads, according to AAA Tidewater.

The average gas price for the state is $2.53, 1 cent higher than Hampton Roads.

Virginia has not seen gas prices this high since July 2015, AAA Tidewater said. The average cost is 18 cents more than it was one month ago and 30 cents more than a year ago.

Despite the increase, the average cost for a gallon of gas in Virginia still sits nearly 20 cents lower than the national average, which hovered at $2.71 on Monday. The price is the highest the nation has seen in nearly three years.

Only 27 percent of gas stations are selling fuel for less than $2.50 per gallon, AAA Tidewater said.

Nationally, gas prices are expected to continue to climb over the coming months, AAA Tidewater said.

Drivers can find current gas prices on AAA’s mobile app.

John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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