Thursday, May 23, 2013
Use this gas price locator tool to find the lowest price right now.
by Virginia Patch Staff Gas prices nationwide were predicted to be lower this summer compared to the last three years, but that won't translate into savings at the pump this Memorial Day weekend, experts said. "Motorists this year are facing rising gas prices heading into the Memorial Day holiday," said Michael Green, a AAA spokesman, adding that Memorial Day 2013 would probably be the most expensive since 2011. In past years, prices have declined heading into early summer as oil refineries produced more gasoline to meet expected summer driving demand. This year, though, Midwest refineries haven't been able to produce as much gas, which has pushed prices up. "If you can gas up today to prepare for your Memorial Day driving, do so," said …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Commuters in NoVa are paying $3.57 per gallon right now—lower than last year, but higher than earlier this spring.
Heading out of town for Memorial Day this weekend? You'll be paying less at the pump than you did last year even though the Northern Virginia area has seen prices spike in recent weeks. Average gas prices for the Northern Virginia region this week are at $3.57 for a gallon of regular unleaded gas, down from $3.69 a gallon a year ago, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic. Paying $3.57 a gallon at the pump is better than what many Minnesotans are paying right now—an average of $4.27 a gallon, the highest prices in the country, according to the Star Tribune. Northern Virginia is faring better on gas prices than many other parts of the country, according to AAA. Currently, Virginia’s retail average is 26 cents cheaper than the national average. …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Mobile apps and websites can help you fill your tank for less before you hit the road for Thanksgiving.
Gas prices are on the decline in the area, from $3.79 in October to $3.52 last week, according to AAA. If you’re looking for less expensive gas as you hit the road for Thanksgiving, there are several mobile apps and websites that may help. Before you leave the house, check the Kingstowne-Rose Hill Patch transportation page. It features the lowest gas prices in our neighborhood as well as current traffic congestion on major roadways in the area. When you're on the road: Gas Prices May Keep Falling Although experts have not yet fully analyzed the effects of Hurricane Sandy, AAA’s National Thanksgiving Travel Forecast estimates the national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline will drop to $3.25 and $3.40 by Thanksgiving. …
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Ross and Phyllis Black welcomed the community Wednesday with food, prizes and great gas prices.
Phyllis and Ross Black invited the greater Rose Hill community to their official Grand Opening as Franconia Gulf on Wednesday afternoon. The festive family gathering featured food, prizes, cotton candy, a bean bag toss and special prices on gas, which Ross had advertised on the radio (105.9FM) as the cheapest gas on Franconia Road. Old and new customers didn't seem to mind a short wait in line to fill up. Four hundred and twenty seven cars pumped gas between 1:30 p.m and 5:45 p.m., 120 more than Ross anticipated. He said he was pleased to see a lot of new faces. The station has a 62-year history in the Rose Hill community. Construction was initiated by Esso in 1949, which then ran the station until Texaco took it over in 1984. The …
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Alex Rodriguez' birthday, 91 and sunny.
The National Weather Service's forecast for today is sunny skies with a high near 91 degrees. The United States Army Band Blues Jazz Ensemble will be performing at Lee District Park tonight at 7 p.m. as part of the Lee District Nights concert series. The Fairfax County Animal Shelter is hosting ExtravaCATza! 2011. There will be no charge to spay or neuter the first 100 cats adopted and adoption fees will be waived for cats who are seven years old or older. Franconia Gulf will host a grand re-opening from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. today. There will be door prizes and cheap gas! New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez was born today in 1975.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Flag Day, local deals, cheap gas and more.
Today will be mostly sunny, with a high temperature of 79 degrees. Don't miss these deals around the greater Rose Hill area. Today is Flag Day, and if you need to dispose of a flag, the Fairfax County Police Department is assisting residents in doing so. You can leave your used flags in one of the bins out front of your local police station. If you're looking for cheap gas, one of our readers told us the Amerigo on Telegraph Road has prices as low as $3.79. On June 14, 1954, U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower signed a bill into law that included the words "under God" into the U.S. Pledge of Allegience.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
BRAC meeting, local bargains, cheap gas and more.
Today's temperature will be between 89 and 69 degrees. There will be a public meeting tonight to present proposed South County and BRAC-related Fairfax Connector service changes. See the link for more information. There are deals on laser tag and Washington Nationals tickets in this week's Frugal Family column. Are you running low on gas? Gas Clash has compiled all of the fuel prices in the area so you can get better deals at the pump. The Battle of Midway ended today in 1942.