The national average gas price remains poised to fall below $2 per gallon by Christmas, and Virginia is already well within that benchmark.
Despite regional volatility, the national average price for regular unleaded gasoline has remained relatively stable over the past 30 days.
Gas prices reached their highest level of the year on Memorial Day ($2.74), rising 41 of 44 days (through Friday). But despite the overall trend of rising gas prices, consumers paid the lowest prices at the pump for Memorial Day since 2010.
The national average price of gas has fallen for a record 106 days to $2.17 per gallon (Friday), every day since September 25, which is the lowest average since May 8, 2009.
Today’s Richmond metro gas price average of $1.99 has tumbled $1.20 compared to this same day last year, the lowest price of gasoline in Richmond since May 2009.
Rising disposable income, an extended holiday period, and lower gas prices are boosting this year’s year-end holiday travel, said Martha Mitchell Meade, Manager of Public and Government Affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic.
Gas prices continue to drop across the country to the lowest levels in four years. The national average price of regular grade gasoline dropped eight cents in the past week to $2.71 Friday.
Virginia gas prices have fallen over a dollar ($1.01) since the April 2014 spring peak ($3.52 per gallon) and as we approach the end of the year, some areas of Virginia could be flirting with sub $2 per gallon gasoline.
The national average price of gas has dropped for 50 days in a row (through Friday), a cumulative decline of 44 cents, which is the longest consecutive decline since 2008.
Prices at the gas pump continue to plummet. The national average price of gas today dropped below $3.00 per gallon ($2.995/gal) for the first time since Dec. 22, 2010.
At long last! Tomorrow, the national average retail price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline will drop below a dreaded psychological barrier – the $3 a gallon threshold.
National food prices rose about 2 percent from a year ago, according to a quarterly survey conducted by the American Farm Bureau Federation.
Gas prices have been sinking quite nicely across the country and in the Commonwealth. Drivers in Virginia and 12 other states are paying an average price below $3 per gallon to refuel their vehicles.
Gas prices have been on the downward trend across the country since the end of June. For the first time, since February 17, 2011, gas prices are averaging $2.98 per gallon in the City of Richmond; a savings of 11 cents compared to last year.
Prices at the gas pump continue to fall like autumn leaves across most of the country. The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline dropped to $3.32 per gallon Friday, down two cents in the past week and the least expensive daily average since February 12.
The national average price for regular unleaded gas dropped to $3.34 per gallon Friday, down two cents in the past week and the lowest price since Valentine’s Day.
The main threats to local air quality across the United States (as well as most everywhere else) remain smog and particulate pollution, which combined or acting alone trigger millions of hospital visits and health complications for citizens every year.
The ELF (Electric, Light, Fun) vehicle is the latest effort by Bridgewater to increase its sustainability and reduce reliance on traditional, carbon-emission technology.
The national average price for regular unleaded gas dropped to $3.36 per gallon Friday, which is the lowest price for this date since 2010 when gas averaged $2.73.
Food Lion is partnering with its customers to help solve hunger by launching specially marked Food Lion Feeds bagged apples for sale in its stores this week.
Ahead of the switch over to cheaper winter-blended fuel on Monday (September 15), the national average price for regular unleaded gasoline was $3.41 per gallon Friday, down three cents from the previous week.
It’s nearly time for sweaters, scarves and warm, roaring fires. Before lighting up your fireplace this fall, remember to have your chimney cleaned and inspected.
Ethanol and similar “biofuels” made from corn and other crops seem like a good idea given their potential for reducing our carbon outputs as well as our reliance on fossil fuels.
While the national average has remained flat over the last two weeks, consumers this week paid the lowest average gas prices since late February.
Gas prices continue to head downward as nearly 30 million travelers take to the roads to celebrate the last travel holiday of the summer.
AAA Travel projects nearly one million (964,305) Virginians will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since 2008 and a very slight increase of 0.5% over 2013.
Gas prices continue to slide as 29.7 million Americans prepare to make their last road trip of the summer during the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend.
Gas prices have dropped by double digits in the past month and just in time for travelers wishing to take last minute vacations prior to the end of summer.
This week, for the first time since March 12, the national average price for unleaded gasoline has dropped below $3.50 per gallon. The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline dropped to $3.48 per gallon Friday, down four cents from last week.
Fuel cell cars have not caught on and skeptics wonder if they ever will. One big hurdle is that creating hydrogen fuel turns out to be highly inefficient compared to other readily available fuels.
Amid continuing geopolitical tensions in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Northern Africa, American motorists are paying the lowest average retail price at the gas pump since mid-March.
The Science Museum of Virginia is proud to announce a special addition to its Lunch Break Science program on Wednesday, July 30.
As predicted by AAA, the retail price at the gas pump continued to tick lower following the Independence Day holiday due primarily to lower crude oil costs as the situation stabilizes in Iraq.
AAA Travel projects 41 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Independence Day holiday weekend, a 1.9 percent increase from the 40.3 million people who traveled last year and a nearly 14 percent increase compared to the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
Last year, lawmakers in Virginia made history by altering the state fuel tax rate formula. In a rejection of traditional transportation funding, Virginia became the first state to eliminate the conventional cents-per-gallon (cpg) fuel tax,and the District of Columbia followed suit.
The Iraq civil war is fueling higher pump prices in the U.S. The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline rose to $3.68 per gallon Friday, up three cents from one week ago.
Motorists across the country will likely need to reach further down into their wallets to fill their thirsty tanks as the threat of rising gas prices are on the horizon; just in time for the upcoming July 4 holiday travel weekend.
Two weeks into the summer driving season, the national average price for regular unleaded gasoline is $3.66 per gallon, even with last Friday.
The summer driving season started last weekend and motorists paid slightly more for gas at this time of year than in the previous two years ($3.66) – three cents more than in 2013 ($3.63) and two cents more than in 2012 ($3.64).
After weeks of steady increases, gas prices may have reached a springtime peak of $3.70 per gallon (April 28). The national average price of regular grade gasoline dropped two cents this week to $3.66 Friday.
Over the next three years, the Vireol ethanol facility in Hopewell plans to employ 70 workers, produce 170 million gallons of ethanol and spend $100 million to purchase 21.7 million bushels of grain from Virginia farmers.
The national average price of gas this week reached a high of $3.70 per gallon, which was the most expensive price since March 20, 2013.
Less than a week before the May 1 deadline to switchover to summer gas, prices continue to climb within the forecasted spring gas price peak range of $3.55 to $3.75 per gallon made by AAA at the beginning of the year.
The national average for a gallon of gas continues to edge higher, although it remains at the low-end of AAA’s forecast to begin the year.
Gas prices may have inched up again this week, but this year there is less madness at the pumps. Drivers across the country paid the lowest for fuel in March than they have since 2010.
Motorists have grown significantly less likely to change their driving habits or lifestyle to offset gas prices, according to a new survey by AAA.
March gas prices are going out just as they in roared – like a lion. The national average price at the pump rose to $3.54 per gallon Friday, a penny above week ago prices, and 11 cents more expensive than one month ago.
It’s been March Madness at the gas pump of late, as prices soared to their highest price point in six months. The national average price at the pump rose to $3.53 per gallon Friday, two cents above week ago prices, and 15 cents more expensive than one month ago.
Gas prices at the pump continue to climb upward during an annual upswing motorists have come to expect. The national gas price average topped $3.50 per gallon on Thursday for the first time in nearly six months.
The term dirty fuels refers to fuels derived from tar sands, oil shale or liquid coal. Just like their more conventional fossil fuel counterparts such as petroleum and coal, they can be turned into gasoline, diesel and other energy sources that can generate extreme amounts of particulate pollution, carbon emissions and ecosystem destruction during their lifecycles from production to consumption.