Gas prices climb in the Williamsburg area

Gas prices climb in the Williamsburg area

If you've noticed the rise in gas prices in the Greater Williamsburg area during the past week, you're not alone.

Here's the bad news, prices will likely continue to climb steadily over the next few months.

The good news: analysts don't expect gas prices to get anywhere close to the $3-a-gallon days that were a staple at the beginning of the decade.

Fuel prices jumped on average a dramatic 9 cents a gallon in the state of Virginia between Thursday and Friday, according to Gregg Laskoski, senior petroleum analyst for the Southeast at The average cost for a gallon of unleaded, regular fuel is $1.72. That's well below the national average of...