Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Price of Gasoline

Consumer Reports reported earlier this week that gasoline prices are down in most areas of the country compared to the week before. The national gasoline average is $.11 above the price this time last year. Diesel fuel is about $.33 above this time last year.

In the central Atlantic area, average prices are down .03 cents to $2.71 a gallon (on average).

Don't forget, you can also find the lowest gas prices right here on Loudoun County Traffic. Just look in the shaded area at the right. We feature several gas price widgets, including the national and Virginia averages, as well as the lowest gas prices in Ashburn, Leesburg and Sterling as compiled by Gas Buddy.

Meanwhile, if you're planning that final summer trip or Labor Day getaway, you can use the online price finder on to find the cheapest prices for where ever you are traveling. And the Department of Energy has some great tips on saving gas, like keeping your tires properly inflated and driving at steady speed.

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