Sept. 13, 2013
The price of gas in Virginia and Alabama is the 3rd most affordable state in the nation to fill up.
As of Friday, AAA reports that the average price for a gallon of gasoline in Virginia and Alabama sits at $3.31 a gallon, a full 23 cents less than the current national average.
Officials at AAA say Virginia has historically enjoyed a spot in the 10-15 most affordable states when it comes to filling the tank.
“Virginia is certainly no stranger to ‘lower’ gas prices, especially when compared to the national average. Today, however, Virginia is outshining 46 other states nationwide leaving only two states with lower prices than the Commonwealth,” said Martha Mitchell Meade, Manager of Public and Government Affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic.
While gas prices appear to be continuing downward, speculations still exists for a future of higher gas prices across the country in part due to the price of crude oil, potential disruptions to oil refineries and the possible threat of a late hurricane in 2013.