Gas prices likely to drop this fall, says AAA
The reduced driving that usually comes with fall and the switch to less expensive winter-blend gasoline should bring gas prices nationally down 10 to 20 cents per gallon by the end of October, says the American Automobile Association.
If we can get through September without any major refinery or overseas problems, we should see more gas stations drop below $3.00 per gallon this fall, said AAA spokesman Avery Ash.
The price of regular gas in September has declined four of the past five years for an average of 8 cents per gallon. Last year, national average gas prices fell by 19 cents per gallon in September.
The national average price of gas this summer was $3.58 per gallon, the fourth most expensive on record and a fraction of a cent less than a year ago. Currently, Virginia is tied with Mississippi for the second cheapest gas in the country, at $3.18. The cheapest is South Carolina ($3.17) and the most expensive, Hawaii ($4.28).Download Bulletin PDF