The auto club announced that the average gas price in the state of Virginia has gone down below $2 per gallon. It has been reported that the price for unleaded gas has not been this low in this state since May of 2009.
John B. Townsend II, manager of Public and Government Affairs at the AAA Mid-Atlantic, said that if the gas price will continue to be this low in the state of Virginia, the average family will save approximately $2000 on gasoline in 2015. This was compared to last year.
Townsend II added that this is the first time in many years that Virginia is the first state in the Mid-Atlantic area to reach an average gas gasoline price of less than $2 per gallon.
The Triple A manager said that 24 states have reported reaching the same gas price and more states are expected to report the same fact.
The auto club reported that the average fuel price in Virginia range between $1.91 per gallon in the Richmond region to $2.01 in the Norfolk area. On a national level, drivers are currently paying an average of $2.06 per gallon of unleaded gasoline.
Virginia drivers are currently paying an average 40% less than they were paying last year in April, when the gas price reached its lowest peak, $3.52 a gallon.
Americans are paying today 6 cents less than they were paying last week for gas. This means that they are paying 35 cents less than they were paying last month and $1.20 less than they were paying for gas this time last year.
In contrast, the region with the highest gas price is still Washington, D.C., where drivers are paying $2.48 a gallon. Washington remains one of the most expensive American markets to purchase gasoline.
Drivers around the Washington metro area are now paying an average of $2.18 per gallon, while that statewide average gas price in Maryland is about $2.19 a gallon.
The price of the crude oil still remains at its lowest since April 2009 and the Triple A expects the price for regular unleaded gas to stay below $3 per gallon in 2015 on a national level.
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