Gas prices continue to increase on Southside

Gas is more expensive this March than in previous years. (Courtesy AAA)
Gas is more expensive this March than in previous years. (Courtesy AAA)

Southside drivers may have noticed that the price of gas is going up.

Consumer demand for gasoline is driving the price increase, according to a press release from the American Automobile Association (AAA) in Tidewater Virginia.

As the calendar turns to spring Tuesday, demand for gas is more in line with that of the summer months.

As a result, the average price of a gallon of gas in Virginia is $2.36, up $0.08 from a week ago — and up $0.33 from one year ago.

In Hampton Roads, the current price of a gallon of gas is close to the state average, at $2.35; however, local drivers are paying less for gas than much of the rest of the country. The national average for a gallon of gas is $2.55.

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Adrienne Mayfield is an award-winning, multi-media journalist hailing from Clermont, Fla. She moved to Lynchburg, Va. on a whim when she was 19, and worked her way to Hampton Roads in 2013. Adrienne is passionate about telling people stories via covering public safety and the judicial system. She isn’t afraid to take a heads-on approach to covering crime, including knocking on doors to get the details police aren’t sharing. Adrienne is a 2014 Old Dominion University graduate who still lives within walking distance of the college. You may see her cruising around Downtown Norfolk on her bike, enjoying a sandwich from Grilled Cheese Bistro or playing fetch with her dog, Greta, at the Colonial Place dog park.