Virginians see fifth least expensive gas

Published 10:03 pm Tuesday, October 2, 2018

The average price for a gallon of gas across Virginia has stayed steady through September and heading into October, despite rising gas prices in other states, AAA Tidewater announced in a Monday press release.

As of Monday, the average price per gallon of gas in Virginia was $2.62, which ranked fifth among the least expensive gas prices in the U.S.

Gas prices in Hampton Roads are at $2.59 on average, which is the same price as last month and last week, according to the press release. Prices in Hampton Roads are still 28 cents more compared to last year, however.

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According to the latest Energy Information Administration Data as of Monday, the national gas price average has increased three cents on the week to reach $2.88, despite gasoline demand dropping to 9 million barrels-per-day and inventories growing to 235.7 million barrels.

The national average for prices at the pumps hasn’t seen $2.88 per gallon since mid-July, according to the press release. on Monday recorded regular gas prices at Suffolk pumps that ranged from as low as $2.48 to as high as $2.69 per gallon, which is on par with the $2.47-to-$2.69 range recorded on Sept. 17.

The average price per gallon in Suffolk has not eclipsed $2.70 since June 11, according to AAA.