Motorists in Virginia may see pump prices leap ahead in the coming days. Areas in the commonwealth, such as Hampton Roads, have seen as much as a 6-cent increase in the last week. And Virginia is not alone in the gas price increase.
On the week, the national gas price average jumped six cents to $2.96. If the trend continues, an increase of three more cents would make the national average the most expensive since November 2014—the last time average prices were at $2.99 and higher, according to AAA Tidewater Virginia.
AAA forecasts gas prices to climb this week in reaction to the shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline, which delivers approximately 45 percent of all fuel to the East Coast. Over the weekend, the Colonial Pipeline announced they were the victim of a cybersecurity attack and, as a precaution, shut down the pipeline, which runs from Texas to New York Harbor. At this time, some lateral lines have reopened, but there is no word of when the mainline, including the gasoline li...
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