Gas prices in Roanoke down nearly 72 cents in a month

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Published: Aug. 8, 2022 at 5:28 AM EDT
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Average gasoline prices in Roanoke have fallen 19.9 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.59 per gallon today, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 155 stations in Roanoke. Prices in Roanoke are 71.7 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 69.1 cents per gallon higher than a year ago. The national average price of diesel has declined 13.1 cents in the last week and stands at $5.14 per gallon.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Roanoke was priced at $3.29 per gallon yesterday while the most expensive was $3.89 per gallon, a difference of 60 cents per gallon. The lowest price in the state yesterday was $3.09 per gallon while the highest was $5.69 per gallon, a difference of $2.60 per gallon.

The national average price of gasoline has fallen 15.8 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.01 per gallon today. The national average is down 68.7 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 83.6 cents per gallon higher than a year ago, according to GasBuddy data compiled from more than 11 million weekly price reports covering over 150,000 gas stations across the country.

Historical gasoline prices in Roanoke and the national average going back ten years:

August 8, 2021: $2.90 per gallon (U.S. Average: $3.18 per gallon)

August 8, 2020: $1.94 per gallon (U.S. Average: $2.17 per gallon)

August 8, 2019: $2.44 per gallon (U.S. Average: $2.66 per gallon)

August 8, 2018: $2.53 per gallon (U.S. Average: $2.87 per gallon)

August 8, 2017: $2.06 per gallon (U.S. Average: $2.36 per gallon)

August 8, 2016: $1.90 per gallon (U.S. Average: $2.12 per gallon)

August 8, 2015: $2.32 per gallon (U.S. Average: $2.60 per gallon)

August 8, 2014: $3.18 per gallon (U.S. Average: $3.47 per gallon)

August 8, 2013: $3.29 per gallon (U.S. Average: $3.58 per gallon)

August 8, 2012: $3.42 per gallon (U.S. Average: $3.65 per gallon)

Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:

Greensboro- $3.72 per gallon, down 16.5 cents per gallon from last week’s $3.88 per gallon.

Winston-Salem- $3.73 per gallon, down 16.6 cents per gallon from last week’s $3.90 per gallon.

Virginia- $3.84 per gallon, down 13.4 cents per gallon from last week’s $3.97 per gallon.

“The national average is poised to fall back under $4 per gallon as early as today as we see the decline in gas prices enter its eighth straight week. By the end of the week, one hundred thousand stations will be at $3.99 or less,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. “Diesel continues to decline as well, and will likely soon fall under $5 per gallon. We’ve even seen nearly a dozen stations in low-priced states fall under $2.99, a welcome return to some lucky motorists in areas of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Iowa. The groundwork is laid for a ninth week of decline, with areas of the West Coast soon ditching the $5 per gallon average. While I’m upbeat the drop can continue for another couple weeks, we’re starting to see some activity in the tropics, which may increase risk of potential disruption.”

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