VA Nearing Record Gas Prices

Travel organization AAA Mid-Atlantic says gas prices in Virginia are averaging $3.11 a gallon.

That's 85 cents higher than this time last year, when motorists paid $2.26 a gallon in Virginia. And the organization says the current gas price here is only three cents lower than the all-time high of $3.14, set in September 2005 just after Hurricane Katrina.

AAA says gas prices jumped this week after crude oil prices settled at a new all-time high Tuesday at $101.88 per barrel.

AAA notes that gasoline prices normally begin climbing in the spring as refineries make the switch from producing winter gasoline blends to an assortment of summer gasoline blends. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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