AAA: West Virginia Gas Prices Plunge; Oil Prices Drop Below $30 Mark

  The average price of gasoline across Northern West Virginia is 16 cents cheaper this week at $2.081 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report.

   On the week, motorists in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast region saw average declines of 6 to 15 cents. Maine ($2.21) saw the biggest weekly difference of any state in the region (-15 cents). State gas price averages are $2.50 or less for every state in the region. New York ($2.48), Washington, D.C. ($2.47) and Pennsylvania ($2.46) carry the highest averages in the region while North Carolina ($2.07) and Virginia ($2.06) have the cheapest regional averages.

   Gasoline stocks built by 400,000 barrels, bumping total regional stock levels to nearly 64 million barrels. More positive news for the region was revealed in the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest report: refinery utilization increased for the first time since early January, up by almost three percentage points to nearly 59%. In the coming week, regional gas prices are likely to continue to follow the national trend of pushing cheaper.

This week’s average prices: Northern WV Average                          $2.081

Average price during the week of March 9, 2020                              $2.245

Average price during the week of March 18, 2019                            $2.585

The following is a list of the average prices in several West Virginia locations: $2.097      Bridgeport — $2.065      Clarksburg– $2.171      Huntington — $2.300      Martinsburg –$2.057      Morgantown — $2.006      Parkersburg — $2.001      Weirton — $1.950      Wheeling