BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – The coronavirus pandemic has caused a drop in demand for gasoline, leaving a large domestic supply, which has been a primary factor in keeping gas prices lower.
At $2.22 heading into the weekend, the national gas price average is at its lowest for Labor Day weekend in four years. Although gas prices across most of the country saw a slight increase as a result of Hurricane Laura, prices in West Virginia have since fallen, landing at the $2.27 mark going into the weekend.
“Now is definitely the time to take a road trip, we want to make sure we’re taking precautions though. AAA always recommends that we take a look around our cars before we hit the road,” said Retail Manager Autumn Bess.
In Beckley, the average for unleaded has dropped down to $2.30 compared to $2.60 going into Labor Day weekend last year.