Gas prices continue falling in Southeast Fairfax County
While the current average price of gas in Fairfax County is still over $3 per gallon according to the American Automobile Association (AAA), a few service stations around the Richmond Highway corridor have recently lowered prices under the $3 threshold.
On Dec. 27, the Costco at 7940 Richmond Highway was charging customers $2.79 for a gallon of regular unleaded, while the Richmond Highway Citgo at 6241 Richmond Highway was advertising $2.99 per gallon.
Prices at other service stations along the corridor ranged from $3.38 to $3.89 per gallon on that same date. Only the service stations on Fort Belvoir were a bit less pricey, coming in at $3.09 per gallon.
Last week, AAA reported that the national average for a gallon of regular gas had fallen to $3.10, largely due to increasing supply and low gasoline demand. Prices are expected to continue to fall into early 2023.
For a look at past and future trends in fuel prices, GasBuddy recently published its Year in Review of 2022 gas prices and soon plans to post its 2023 forecast.