Virginia gas prices continue decline, average per-gallon cost down 1 cent from last week

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Virginia motorists are continuing to enjoy a drop in gasoline prices.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price for a gallon of gasoline was $2.81 on Tuesday. That's 1 cent less per gallon compared to the previous week and 33 cents less compared with the same week a year ago.

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Average prices range from $2.70 per gallon in Richmond to $2.88 in Charlottesville. Motorists in the Norfolk area are paying on average $2.85 per gallon. The average price in Roanoke is $2.79.

Nationally, gas prices average $3.03 this week.