Average gasoline prices in Virginia fell thirteen cents per gallon last week, averaging $3.10 per gallon as of Monday, Dec. 12, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 4,081 stations in Virginia. Prices in Virginia are 39.2 cents per gallon lower than they were a month ago and are 9.3 cents per gallon lower than they were a year ago.
The national average price of diesel fell 14.9 cents last week to stand at $4.91 per gallon.
According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Virginia was priced at $2.29 per gallon Monday while the most expensive was $4.49 per gallon, a difference of $2.20 per gallon.
The national average price of gasoline fell 14.4 cents per gallon last week, averaging $3.21 per gallon Monday. The national average is down 56.5 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 11.0 cents per gallon lower than a year ago, according to GasBuddy data compiled from more than 11 million weekly price reports covering over 150,000 gas stations across the country.
“Not only has the decline in gasoline prices lasted five straight weeks with every state seeing a weekly decline in its average, but average diesel prices have fallen in 49 states over the last week as well,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. “The relief is saving Americans roughly $20 per fill-up compared to six months ago,” according to De Haan.
“On the previously hard-hit West Coast, average prices have fallen nearly $2 per gallon since October. Fifteen states now have average gasoline prices of $2.99 or less,with several more to join this week,” said De Haan. “We remain on schedule to see the national average gas price fall below $3 by Christmas with diesel set to fall 50 cents to $1 per gallon over the next six weeks or so. While the Keystone Pipeline shutdown has been getting some attention, motorists need not worry much about the oil-carrying pipeline for now. There is no expected impact to gasoline prices as of now,” said De Haan.
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