Here’s how much you can expect to pay for gas this week

Gasoline prices in Hampton Roads are lower than the national average, but more expensive than 2017. (WYDaily/Courtesy Adobe)
Gasoline prices in Hampton Roads are lower than the national average, but more expensive than 2017. (Southside Daily file photo/Courtesy Adobe)

Gas prices in Virginia are unchanged this week, although they remain significantly higher than last year, according to AAA Tidewater Virginia.

The average cost of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Virginia is $2.60, which is 45 cents higher than at this time last year.

Virginia remains well below the national average of $2.84, which is 2 cents cheaper than last month, AAA Tidewater Virginia said. However, the national average remains 48 cents above last year’s prices.

“With Labor Day approaching, Virginians could see a slight increase in gas prices, but any jump should not last past the holiday weekend,” said Georjeane Blumling, AAA Tidewater Virginia spokeswoman.

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John Mangalonzo (john@localvoicemedia.com) is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.