AAA: West Virginia Gas Prices Increase Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend

The average price of gasoline across Northern West Virginia is five cents higher this week at $1.843 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report.

   On the week, Pennsylvania (+8 cents) saw the largest increase among Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states and saw the second biggest jump of all states in the country. Otherwise states in the region saw mostly increases of a few pennies, but no more than a nickel. State averages range between $1.71 in North Carolina to $2.17 in Washington, D.C. In addition to Washington, D.C., New York ($2.15) and Pennsylvania ($2.14) carry the most expensive averages in the region and land among the top 10 highest in the country.

   While gasoline stocks saw a slight increase, to push total inventory to nearly 71 million barrels, regional refinery rates dropped just below 50%. As more states in the region move towards opening, which is likely to increase gasoline demand, motorists can expect gas prices to increase, but still remain cheap compared to typical May pump prices.

   This week’s average prices: Northern WV Average                          $1.843

Average price during the week of May 11, 2020                              $1.794

Average price during the week of May 20, 2019                              $2.755

   The following is a list of the average prices in several West Virginia locations:$1.899 Bridgeport– $1.889  Clarksburg — $1.814  —   Huntington

— $1.858  Martinsburg — $1.916  Morgantown — $1.812  Parkersburg– $1.814 Weirton — $1.741 Wheeling