Tuesday, May 21, 2013
As drivers gas up for the vacation weekend, where will prices go?
Heading out of town for Memorial Day this weekend? You'll be paying less at the pump than you did last year even though the Northern Virginia area has seen prices spike in recent weeks. Average gas prices for the Northern Virginia region this week are at $3.57 for a gallon of regular unleaded gas, down from $3.68 a gallon a year ago, according to gas prices listed by AAA Mid-Atlantic. Paying $3.57 a gallon at the pump is better than what many Minnesotans are paying right now—an average of $4.27 a gallon, the highest prices in the country, according to the Star Tribune. Northern Virginia is faring better on gas prices than many other parts of the country, according to AAA. Currently, Virginia’s retail average is 26 cents cheaper than the …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Mobile apps, websites make it easier to fuel up for less before you leave Mount Vernon for Thanksgiving weekend.
Gas prices are on the decline in across Northern Virginia, from $3.79 in October to $3.52 last week, according to AAA. If you’re looking for less expensive gas as you hit the road for Thanksgiving, there are several mobile apps and websites that may help. Here in the Mount Vernon area and Alexandria, check the Patch transportation page. It features the lowest gas prices in our neighborhood as well as current traffic congestion on major roadways in the area. When you're on the road: Gas Prices May Keep Falling Although experts have not yet fully analyzed the effects of Hurricane Sandy, AAA’s National Thanksgiving Travel Forecast estimates the national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline will drop to $3.25 and $3.40 by …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Gas prices increase over night after Isaac reaches the Gulf.
Since then-Hurricane Isaac hit land Tuesday afternoon, there has been an average 4-cent increase in gas prices across the nation, a bump felt at the pump in Northern Virginia as well, according to AAA. Since Wednesday evening, Isaac was bumped back to a tropical storm but is still expected to cause heavy rains and winds as it moves inland this week. “I think the change in gas prices is short-lived,” said John Townsend, spokesman for AAA Mid-Atlantic. “Once the weather changes, hopefully we’ll see prices similar to what they were before the storm.” In the Washingto metropolitan area, the average gas price for regular gasoline jumped from $3.93 to $3.99 since Tuesday night, according to AAA. In the Washington metro area gas prices increased …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Hurricane Isaac could increase gas prices in Virginia. If you're traveling Labor Day Weekend or driving to college, here's what AAA says about gas prices.
Hurricane Isaac, which may hit the Gulf Coast late Tuesday or early Wednesday and has already shut down several refineries, could send gas prices up right before Labor Day weekend. But for now, it looks like Americans are still making plans to travel. The average fuel price in Fairfax County on Sunday was $3.80 — more than 20 cents higher than just a month ago and slightly higher than Friday's national average of $3.75. AAA defines the Labor Day holiday weekend as starting on Thursday and ending Monday, Sept. 3. AAA projects that 33 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend. “In the absence of strong economic growth that might fuel a significant boost in travel volume, it is an …
Friday, December 30, 2011
Traffic information updated every 5 minutes and low, local gas prices.
Friday, December 30, 2011
Here at Patch, our goal is to make your life a little easier. And if we can save you a few bucks along the way, that's even better! This month, Patch rolled out our new traffic alert and gas price tracking tools, available by clicking on the "Traffic & Gas" tab. (See the link in the gray bar above.) The page is automatically updated every 5 minutes with fresh information courtesy of MapQuest, one of our siblings in the larger AOL family. So now, if you’re trying to avoid traffic or find less expensive gas, we’ll help you out.