Virginia gas prices have risen 6.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.28 a gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 4,081 stations in Virginia.
Gas prices in Virginia are 27.4 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand $1.19 a gallon higher than a year ago.
According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Virginia is priced at $2.84 a gallon while the most expensive is $3.69 per gallon, a difference of 85 cents.
“Gas prices continued to soar in a majority of the nation over the last week as oil’s meteoric rise pulls gasoline and other refined product prices higher. But, there may be some light at the end of the tunnel,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. “The sharp rise we’ve seen over the last three weeks should begin slowing down soon, barring another jump in the price of oil.”
The national average price of gasoline has risen 3.8 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.36 a gallon Monday. The national average is up 17.1 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands $1.21 a gallon higher than a year ago.
The price of gasoline has caught up with the jump in oil that started about a month ago, De Haan said.
“This isn’t an all clear for the future, however, as oil prices could rise again at any time,” he said.
“But for now, oil has held around $83 per barrel, and without a further climb, gas price increases should slow down soon in the bulk of the nation.”