April 2, 2012
Gas prices nationwide are within pennies of last year's high and are expected to rise to an all-time high ahead of Memorial Day weekend.
In Virginia, AAA Mid-Atlantic says the price of a gallon of regular gasoline now averages $3.91 a gallon statewide. That's an increase of 8 cents from last week and higher than the state's highest price of $3.90 last year.
Motorists also are still paying 36 cents a gallon more in Virginia than last year.
Gas prices range from about $3.81 in the Charlottesville area to $3.92 in the Richmond area. Prices in the Norfolk area averaged $3.90 and prices the Roanoke metro area were $3.85.
The auto club says prices at the pump will likely surpass the $4 per gallon mark in the coming weeks.