Motorists hitting the road this week to celebrate the unofficial kickoff to summer will be greeted with the most expensive Memorial Day weekend gas prices since 2014, according to AAA Tidewater Virginia.
This week is the first time that the average gas price in Virginia dropped slightly since the Colonial Pipeline shutdown. The current average price in Virginia is $2.94, 23 cents higher than last month, but a penny less than last week.
The national average has stabilized following the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack, but 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.
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