Drivers expected to pay highest gas prices since 2014 this Memorial Day Weekend

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK / WFXR) — AAA officials say an estimated 37 million Americans traveling this Memorial Day holiday weekend will have to pay the highest gas prices since 2014. 

While the national average has stabilized following the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack, pump prices are likely to fluctuate leading up to the holiday weekend. 

Over the past weekend, the national gas price average declined a penny to $3.03, the first decrease in two weeks. While barely cheaper on the week, the average is 17 cents more than last month and $1.12 more expensive than last year.

According to GasBuddy.com, the average price for a gallon of fuel is $2.95. The average price of a gallon of fuel on April 1, 2021, was $2.87 in Virginia.

The following is a list of the average prices in a few Virginia locations: 

  • Campbell County: $2.99
  • Rockbridge County: $2.98
  • Halifax County: $2.94
  • Pulaski County: $2.93
  • Carroll County: $2.93
  • Roanoke: $2.90
  • Lynchburg: $2.88
  • Danville: $2.88

Drivers can find current gas prices for Virginia via GasBuddy.com.

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