Virginia to Celebrate the 4th with Lowest Gas Prices in Over a Decade!

37% of gas stations at $2 or less

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VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. (June 30, 2017) – This Independence Day just got more exciting for those in Virginia. Gas prices have continued to drop across the national and Virginia is in the top ten states to have the lowest gas prices. Currently, the price for gas is $2.01, which is four cents less than last week, 15 cents less than last month and nine cents less than last year. Virginia could be facing lowest gas prices for the Fourth of July since 2004. 

“Consumers can find gas for less than $2.00 in many parts of Virginia and here in Hampton Roads where prices are currently at $1.97. That is a nice surprise to the one million Virginians driving to their Independence Day Weekend destination,” said Georjeane Blumling, spokesperson for AAA Tidewater Virginia. “Demand has been too slow to eat away at the surplus of crude and gasoline inventories, and motorists are benefitting.”

Thirty-three (33) states are selling gas for $2.00 or less. South Carolina has the cheapest gas prices by far with 86% of stations at or below the $2.00 mark, while the state’s gas price average is $1.91. States with more than half of stations at or below $2.00 include:

 

State

Today’s Gas Price

       Percentage of Stations at $2.00 or less

South Carolina

$1.91

86%

Alabama

$1.97

79%

Mississippi

$1.98

75%

Missouri

$2.00

70%

Tennessee

$2.00

69%

Oklahoma

$1.97

68%

Virginia

$2.01

37%

Arkansas

$2.01

60%

Texas

$2.04

52%

 

This year, U.S. gasoline prices first hit a low of $2.26/gal on February 8, and the yearly high hit at $2.42/gal on April 20.  The year-to-date average price for motor fuel stands at $2.33/gal. The first six months produced a tiny gap between the low and high of just 16 cents/gal.

As part of North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA Tidewater Virginia provides its more than 330,000 members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding AAA Tidewater Virginia has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers.  For more information, visit AAA.com and follow us on Twitter at Twitter.com/AAATidewaterVA or on Facebook at facebook.com/AAATidewaterVirginia