The average price for a gallon of gasoline in Virginia has dropped below $3.00 a gallon. Triple A MidAtlantic says the statewide average yesterday was $2.98 compared to $3.14 in September and $3.16 a year ago.
In Richmond the price was $2.86, down from $3.05 last month, and among the lowest in the state. Roanoke was $2.95, Charlottesvolle $2.98 and Norfolk $3.02.
Triple A says it’s because of lower demand and uninterrupted refinery production, among other things.