Regional gas prices rose last week and averaged $3.00 per gallon on Monday for regular fuel, up from $2.91 per gallon last week, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
The average price of fuel in the Lower Atlantic region has increased by about 2 cents since last month. According to the EIA, gas prices in the region over the past year have been as low as $2.88 on December 18, 2023 and as high as $3.66 on August 7, 2023.
A year ago, the average gas price in the Lower Atlantic region was 12% higher, at $3.40 per gallon.
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The average gas price in the United States last week was $3.10, making prices in the Lower Atlantic region about 3.2% lower than the national average. The national average gas price is up from last week’s average of $3.06 per gallon.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s tally of prices in the Lower Atlantic states includes Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.
The USA TODAY Network is publishing localized versions of this story on its news sites across the country, generated from data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Please leave your comments or corrections for this story here. This story was written by Ozge Terzioglu.
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