Gas prices actually on the increase over the past week
For the first time in what feels like forever, gas prices are on the rise, increasing 3.8 cents per gallon in Virginia over the past week, to $1.71 per gallon, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 4,081 stations.
The push comes from states across the country beginning to reopen, said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy.
“The boost in demand has led oil and gasoline prices to rally, and as long as states continue to loosen restrictions, it’ll mean more motorists on the roads and filling their tank,” DeHaan said.
According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Virginia is priced at $1.05/gallon today, while the most expensive is $2.99/gallon, a difference of $1.94/g.
The national average price of gasoline has risen 6.4 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $1.83/g today. The national average is down 1.1 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 102.8 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.
GasBuddy data is accessible at FuelInsights.GasBuddy.com.
Historical gasoline prices in Virginia and the national average going back ten years:
- May 11, 2019: $2.62/g (U.S. Average: $2.86/g)
- May 11, 2018: $2.66/g (U.S. Average: $2.86/g)
- May 11, 2017: $2.16/g (U.S. Average: $2.34/g)
- May 11, 2016: $2.06/g (U.S. Average: $2.20/g)
- May 11, 2015: $2.44/g (U.S. Average: $2.66/g)
- May 11, 2014: $3.48/g (U.S. Average: $3.66/g)
- May 11, 2013: $3.36/g (U.S. Average: $3.57/g)
- May 11, 2012: $3.60/g (U.S. Average: $3.73/g)
- May 11, 2011: $3.89/g (U.S. Average: $3.97/g)
- May 11, 2010: $2.80/g (U.S. Average: $2.88/g)
Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:
- Roanoke- $1.51/g, up 1.9 cents per gallon from last week’s $1.49/g.
- Richmond- $1.67/g, up 0.4 cents per gallon from last week’s $1.67/g.
- West Virginia- $1.78/g, up 7.3 cents per gallon from last week’s $1.70/g.