Average gasoline prices in Virginia rose 7.1 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.41 per gallon as of Monday, Jan. 30, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 4,081 stations in Virginia. Prices in Virginia are 35.8 cents per gallon higher than they were a month ago and stand 20.9 cents per gallon higher than they were a year ago.
The national average price of diesel rose 5.4 cents in the last week and stands at $4.65 per gallon.
According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Virginia was priced at $2.79 per gallon Monday while the most expensive was $4.00 per gallon, a difference of $1.21 per gallon.
The national average price of gasoline rose 9.7 cents per gallon last week to an average of $3.49 per gallon as of Monday, Jan. 30. The national average is up 33.3 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 14.1 cents per gallon higher than it was 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.
“The national average price of gasoline has risen for the fifth straight week as retailers pass along the rise in wholesale gasoline prices due to continued challenges: refinery utilization that still hasn’t fully recovered from December’s cold weather, and refinery maintenance season that’s just around the corner,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. “There appears to be little good news on the gas price front with prices unlikely to turn around any time soon,” De Haan said. “Because of the surge in prices last spring, many refineries that had planned maintenance deferred maintenance until 2023. With the can kicked to the curb this year, we may have similar challenges producing enough refined products to meet demand, especially with the European Union cutting off refined products from Russia starting February 5.”
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