Average gasoline prices rose slightly in metropolitan areas across the United States this week as Americans settled in from the busy holiday travel season.
A gallon of regular gasoline cost an average of $3.33 on Tuesday, Jan. 17, up a few cents from $3.28 a week earlier, according to AAA. Stacker compiled gas price statistics for the Richmond-Petersburg, Virginia metro area using data from AAA. Natural gas prices as of Jan. 17. National gas tax data are from World Population Review.
AAA spokesman Andrew Gross noted this week that gas prices tend to fall slightly in the period after the winter break and then likely rise as travel demand increases in the spring.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration predicts that retail natural gas and diesel prices will fall further in 2023 after hitting record highs last summer as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. This is partly based on expectations that global refining capacity will increase this year.
richmond by the numbers
– Current price of natural gas: $3.21
— Virginia average: $3.22
— Virginia Gas Tax: $0.16 per gallon (ranked 48th among all states)
– Weekly change: +$0.05 (+1.4%)
– Year change: +$0.08 (+2.5%)
– Historically Expensive Gas Price: $4.93 (6/14/22)
– Diesel current price: $4.55
– Weekly change: -$0.18 (-3.8%)
– Year change: +$1.05 (+29.9%)
– Historically expensive diesel price: $5.83 (6/13/22)
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