Gas prices rise for Virginia drivers, but Hampton Roads gets a break
- Author: Wendy Palmer Feb 16, 2018,
Feb 16, 2018, 2:37
The price per gallon continues to climb. In February 2017, the average gas price in Virginia was $2.29.
It now stands at $2.65.
Including the change in gas prices in Minnesota during the past week, prices Sunday were 29.4 cents per gallon higher compared to the same day one year ago and are 10 cents per gallon higher than a month ago.
The last time local prices were this high was in 2014 when they averaged $3.35, the price-tracking website GasBuddy.com reported.
"Expect volatility at the pump as these forces collide", he said.
Nationally, regular unleaded is up seven cents to $2.65. That's the annual period when the nation's big gas refineries temporarily cut production as they transition to more-expensive summer gasoline blends.
Rockford's average rate is down 1.3¢ at $2.56 per gallon, while the national rate is down 3.5¢ at $2.57 per gallon.
But a check of Monday's gas prices throughout the region turned up something for everyone.
After weeks of prices hovering north of $2.35 a gallon, prices have dropped down to $2.26 in Lawrenceville.
Good news for drivers in Hampton Roads, but not so much for those filling up the tank in the rest of the state.
People who prefer lower gas prices should head west to North Okeechobee Road in the Hialeah Gardens area, where three stations on North Okeechobee Road in Hialeah Gardens had gas for $2.49 and under. In addition, GasBuddy.com is reporting the most cheap gas in the county is $2.25 on Peachtree Industrial Blvd in Peachtree Corners and along Stone Mountain Hwy in Snellville.