Gas prices in Virginia drop to lowest level in four years

Posted at 4:43 PM, Dec 09, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-09 16:47:41-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- The next time you fill up the tank, you will notice you are paying a price we haven't seen in years. The average price in Central Virginia has dropped to $2.50, and in some places you can find it even lower.

"I'm happy about the gas prices because the gas prices are going down," driver William 'Billy' Glenn said.

The extra savings are allowing Glenn, who is retired to have more of a disposable income.

"I feel things are getting better with gas prices going down," Glenn said. "I'm excited about that."

The excitement Glenn has, may be here to stay according to Tammy Arnette with Mid-Atlantic AAA.

"Demand is lower so people are driving less," Arnette said. "Usually in winter we see gas prices come down."

Already the price at the pump is $.19 cheaper in Virginia, compared to what the cost last month.

"Virginians are saving about $1,200 per year based on the peak of gas prices this year," Arnette said. "Americans are saving roughly $200 million per day in gasoline compared to a year ago."

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