ROANOKE, Va. – Most costs on the pumps in Virginia are about 50 cents increased than they had been this time final 12 months, AAA officers mentioned, and it might go up 10 extra cents by Memorial Day.
Gas costs had been anticipated to rise forward of the vacation, however reinstated sanctions on Iran might imply gasoline costs will climb deep into the summer time driving season.
Though the common gasoline costs are at a comparatively excessive worth statewide, they’re 20 cents lower than the nationwide common.
AAA officers mentioned individuals touring Memorial Day weekend will possible see pump costs at their highest stage since 2014.
“As the summer time driving season will get underway, AAA believes native costs will proceed to extend. However, it could be weeks earlier than motorists see the complete results of the U.S. pulling out of the Iran Nuclear Agreement and reimposing sanctions,” mentioned Tammy Arnette, senior public affairs specialist for AAA Mid-Atlantic.
AAA has a wide range of sources to assist motorists save on gasoline:
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