Virginia drivers pay less at pumps

Published 9:11 pm Thursday, November 21, 2019

Gas prices nationwide are cheaper on the week, for the most part, AAA Tidewater Virginia announced on Monday.

“A small number of states saw pump prices decrease more than a dime, although the majority saw fluctuation of a few pennies,” the Monday press release states.

On Monday, the national average of $2.59 per gallon of gasoline was two cents cheaper than last week. The Monday average was six cents less than last month, and three cents cheaper than the same time last year.

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The news is even better for Virginia drivers, as gas prices in this state continue to be some of the lowest in the country, according to the press release.

The average in Hampton Roads as of Monday was $2.23, the ninth-least expensive and almost 10 cents less than the same time last year.

“An increase in gasoline stocks amid robust demand helped to push gas prices cheaper on the week,” AAA Tidewater spokesperson Georjeane Blumling stated in the press release. “We would expect this trend to continue throughout most of the month, but the exception is Thanksgiving. With nearly 49.3 million Americans expected to travel by car for the holiday, gas prices may start to fluctuate by the end of this week.” on Thursday evening recorded regular gas prices in Suffolk that ranged from $2.14 to $2.29 per gallon, which is about the same as the $2.15 to $2.29 per gallon range that was recorded on Nov. 4.