The kickoff of the summer driving season has drivers paying the lowest gas prices for this time of year in more than a decade.
Drivers remain on target to pay the lowest gas prices for the Memorial Day holiday since 2005, according to AAA.
The national average price of gasoline increased slightly over the past week, and has reached a new high for 2016.
Regional gas prices have declined slightly on the week, and it is possible that prices have begun to stabilize.
Gas prices are at their highest levels in more than six months, and the national average has remained above $2 per gallon for 46 consecutive days.
This week’s rainy forecast and resulting wet roadways are and will continue to create dangers for motorists.
Gas prices in Virginia moved higher by nine cents per gallon on the week and 15 cents more per gallon on the month.
Gas prices nationally have spent 25 consecutive days above $2 per gallon, and Virginia’s average is at a recent high, at $1.94 a gallon today.
While the national average has dropped, regional gas prices have been yo-yoing as stations receive summer-blend gasoline.
Gas prices have remained above $2 per gallon since March 24 while states in the Mid-Atlantic are seeing prices on both sides of the $2 mark.
Gas prices have increased largely due to seasonal increases in fuel demand and reduced production as some refineries conduct maintenance.
A recent increase in gas prices is due to a decline in gasoline supplies, relatively strong demand and continued refinery maintenance.
Virginia gas prices have jumped 19 cents per gallon in in the past week as supplies are ample, demand is relatively strong.
Gas prices in the Mid-Atlantic region continue their steady climb, mirroring the rise of prices nationally. Sunday’s national average price of $1.93 reflects a jump of 12 cents on the week.
Gas prices nationally have climbed by six cents per gallon versus one week ago and are likely to continue to rise as the spring refinery maintenance season ramps up.
Mid-Atlantic gas prices continue a slow decline, with areas in Virginia breaking the sub-$1.50 barrier.
Gas prices in the region continue to decline, but the party may be coming to an end sooner than many would like.
Gas prices are down four cents per gallon on the week, 24 cents per gallon this month, and consumers are saving 55 cents a gallon versus this same date last year.
National average gas prices have now spent 37 consecutive days below the $2 per gallon benchmark.
Gas prices have spent more than 30 consecutive days below $2 per gallon as pump prices are headed toward the lowest mark in six years.
Gas prices throughout the Mid-Atlantic region continue their steady decline and within the next week or two may all be under the $2 mark.
Oil prices continue a 14-month dip, revolutionizing prices at the gas pump. Today’s national average price is $1.90, down 7 cents from last week.
Mid-Atlantic drivers are paying the lowest average price for regular unleaded gasoline since 2009, and the national average is one cent away from dropping below $2 per gallon.
The national average gas price dropped below the 2015 low price of $2.03 and should soon fall below the $2 per gallon mark for the first time since 2009.
The national average gas price remains poised to fall below $2 per gallon by Christmas, and Virginia is already well within that benchmark.
Gas prices have fallen since Nov. 12, reaching today’s national average price of $2.08 per gallon, and an average price in Virginia of $1.92 a gallon.
Like autumn leaves, motorists have come to expect gas prices to fall this time of year. In recent weeks, gas prices moved up across the country and in the Mid-Atlantic region due to regional refinery maintenance. However, this week gas prices have begun to retreat and many areas in the Mid-Atlantic are seeing averages under $2 per gallon again.
The national average price of gas has seen a reversal of course this week, inching upward to $2.22 Sunday. Despite this slight uptick, the national average continues to sit at its lowest price for this date since 2007. Pump prices have declined by 9 cents month-over-month and motorists are benefiting from significant yearly savings, with today’s price 72 cents per gallon less than a year ago.
Gas prices continue their move inside the $2 a gallon mark in Virginia, with the average in the Commonwealth at $1.96 a gallon for regular unleaded Sunday morning, down three cents a gallon from last week, and 81 cents a gallon from a year ago.
Gas prices have inched up slightly over the last few days but remain relatively stable, with today’s national average price for regular unleaded gasoline at $2.32 per gallon. Today’s average price is up 3 cents compared to one week ago, providing drivers with a savings of 4 cents per gallon month-over-month.
Gas prices have remained relatively stable over the past week, driven by relatively low crude oil prices, declining domestic demand for gasoline following the end of the summer driving season, and the switch to cheaper-to-produce winter-blend gasoline.
The sweet sound of falling gas prices is music to the ears of motorists, and it’s the kind of news they don’t mind having repeated each week. Today’s national average price for regular unleaded gasoline is $2.29, representing a monthly savings of 24 cents per gallon as prices continue to fall lower.
Gas prices fell for 31 consecutive days, ending the slide this Friday, staying unchanged and not going up.
The 2015 summer driving season ended with gas prices at their lowest point for the Labor Day holiday in more than a decade. Motorists in Virginia are paying an average price of $2.08 per gallon at the pump today, a savings of $1.08 per gallon in comparison to the same date last year.
Gas prices continue to drop, and most drivers should pay the lowest gas prices for Labor Day weekend since 2004.
Gas prices have dropped recently despite ongoing refinery problems, and prices should continue to fall this autumn due to declining demand and the switchover to winter-blend gasoline.
Gas prices continue to dip across most of the country, including the Mid-Atlantic region. The average gas price in Virginia on Sunday morning was $2.35 per gallon, down 88 cents per gallon from a year ago.
Gas prices nationally have dropped for 18 days in a row, which is the longest consecutive decline since January. Sunday’s national average price of $2.65 per gallon marked a seven cent per gallon drop in the past week and a12 cent drop since the same time last month. Many drivers are saving 86 cents per gallon at the pump compared to a year ago.
Despite regional volatility, the national average price for regular unleaded gasoline has remained relatively stable over the past 30 days.
Gas prices remain relatively stable as the summer driving season kicks into gear. Travel and gasoline consumption are expected to be higher this summer compared to levels in 2014, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecast earlier this week.
Thanks in part to an improving economy and lower gas prices, the long-distance trip is returning to levels not seen across the United States since 2008.