Triple A Reports Gas Prices Rising In Virginia And U.S. This July

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After the worst three-day start to a year since 2008, the stock market rebounded to erase all its 2015 losses which fell, strongly in part, to falling oil prices. Credit: David McNew/Getty Images

After the worst three-day start to a year since 2008, the stock market rebounded to erase all its 2015 losses which fell, strongly in part, to falling oil prices. Credit: David McNew/Getty Images

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gas prices have been steadily rising in Virginia this month, but they remain lower than last year at this time.

The Triple-A reports that fuel prices nationwide are 21 cents cheaper per gallon than a year ago. As of Friday, the national average price for a gallon of regular self-serve gas was $3.49. That’s up 4 cents from the previous week.

In Virginia, the auto club says the price of a gallon of gas is significantly lower — $3.35.

Since July 2, the national average retail price has increased almost on a daily basis.

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