Average retail gasoline prices in Virginia have risen 0.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.48/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 4,081 gas outlets in Virginia. This compares with the national average that has fallen 0.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.65/g.
The least expensive place in our area to buy gas right now is Kroger on Commonwealth Boulevard at $2.29/g. The Valero on Memorial Boulevard is $2.38/g, and the Exxon on Church Street and Liberty Street Market on Liberty Street are both $2.39/g.
"As markets have seen concern rise of a possible trade war between the U.S. and China, oil prices have been hit hard, leading gas prices to dramatically slow their recent ascent. While the pause button may be hit for the time being on the spring surge, it is still likely we'll see prices advance again soon," said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. "Thankfully, the bulk of refinery maintenance is likely behind us, but keep in mind the volatility of the stock market has had a major influence on gas prices in the last year, so we may still be susceptible to sudden and dramatic change in U.S. policy and also still being susceptible to any lingering maintenance at the large refineries."
Edited by Martinsville Daily