Sunday, November 18, 2012
Several mobile apps and websites can help you fuel up for less before you hit the road this Thanksgiving.
Gas prices are on the decline in Burke, from $3.77 in October to $3.47 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. Here in the Burke area, check the 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. Last year, the Thanksgiving …
Monday, August 27, 2012
Hurricane Isaac could increase gas prices in Virginia. If you're traveling Labor Day Weekend or driving to college, here's what AAA says about gas prices.
Monday, August 27, 2012
Hurricane Isaac, which may hit the Gulf Coast late Tuesday or early Wednesday, has already shut down several refineries, could send gas prices up right before Labor Day weekend. But for now, it looks like Americans are still making plans to travel. The average fuel price in Fairfax County on Sunday was $3.80 — more than 20-cents higher than just a month ago and slightly higher than Friday's national average of $3.75. AAA defines the Labor Day holiday weekend as starting on Thursday and ending Monday, Sept. 3. AAA projects that 33 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend. “In the absence of strong economic growth that might fuel a significant boost in travel volume, it is an …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Check out safe summer travel tips.
Your trip to the beach this month may cost more than earlier this summer, as fuel prices creep up across Northern Virginia. The current average nationwide is $3.53 for a regular gallon of gas, according to Oil Price Information Service and AAA. In the D.C. metro area, prices are in line with the nationwide average at $3.53. The D.C-area average was $3.50 a week ago and $3.38 a month ago, according to AAA. Travelers headed to popular beaches in Virginia may find gas prices lower at their destination than here in the D.C. metro area. The average in Ocean City, Md. is $3.51 for a regular gallon of unleaded. In Virginia Beach and on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, the average is $3.38. “Gas prices have risen steadily since early July and might …
Friday, June 29, 2012
Travelers leaving for the Independence Day holiday will face high traffic flow but lower gas prices.
Holiday travelers have a reason to rejoice over the Fourth of July holiday: lower gas prices. AAA defines the Independence Holiday as being from July 2 to July 8, but many travelers are planning to leave as early as Friday, June 29. While holiday weekends typically bring higher gas prices, this year gas prices will fall. “Industry analysts believe prices at the pump will fall another 5 to 20 cents before the Independence holiday – which is good news for the 35.5 million Americans AAA projects plan to travel by car,” said Martha M. Mead, Manager of Public and Government Affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic. Gas Prices Down in Northern Virginia, Beach Areas The current northern Virginia area average is $3.45 for a gallon of regular unleaded, down …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Woman warns against having a phone number connected to supermarket rewards accounts.
A woman reported someone used her phone number to access her supermarket gas rewards points to purchase discounted gas without her knowledge or permission. Burke resident Jennifer Milton had built up points through the popular local Giant gas rewards program. Through the program, Giant customers can earn points for every dollar they spend on groceries or prescriptions, with bonus points for purchasing certain combinations of items. The points are then redeemable at local participating Shell gasoline stations—100 points earns customers 10-cents off a gallon of gas. Milton noticed her points were missing recently and, through calls to Giant supermarkets, learned someone had used her points at a local Shell station. The person who used her …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Enter our gas card giveaway today!
Update 9:40 p.m. May 21, 2012 - This contest is now closed. Thanks for participating. You can still add your comments if you have some great gas or money-saving tips, but only comments entered by 5 p.m. Monday, May 21 counted as entries for the give-away. The winner has been notified via email. ------------ Gas prices are slowly coming down, but it's still pricey to fill up the tank. Nationwide, the average gas price is about $3.72, according to the Daily Fuel Gauge Report. Regular unleaded gas in the Burke area can be $3.80 or more. Patch feels your pain and we want to help — even if it’s just a little bit. So we’re giving away a $50 gas card in the hopes that we can make one lucky reader's Memorial Day weekend excursion less expensive…
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Burke Patch traffic alert and gas price tracking tools.
Here at Patch, our goal is to make your life a little easier. And if we can save you a few bucks along the way, even better. Patch has traffic alert and gas price tracking tools, available by clicking over to the Traffic and Gas tab. (See the tab in the bar above.) The page is automatically updated with fresh information courtesy of MapQuest, one of our siblings in the larger AOL family. So now, if you’re trying to avoid traffic while holiday shopping or heading out of town to visit relatives, we’ll help you figure out the best route to take. Traffic is updated every five minutes.
Friday, December 30, 2011
Traffic information updated every 5 minutes and low, local gas prices.
Friday, December 30, 2011
Here at Patch, our goal is to make your life a little easier. And if we can save you a few bucks along the way, that's even better! This month, Patch rolled out our new traffic alert and gas price tracking tools, available by clicking on the "Traffic & Gas" tab. (See the link in the gray bar above.) The page is automatically updated every 5 minutes with fresh information courtesy of MapQuest, one of our siblings in the larger AOL family. So now, if you’re trying to avoid traffic or find less expensive gas, we’ll help you out.
Monday, May 9, 2011
Higher gas prices hit some local businesses in the pocketbook
Drivers and the small businesses that employ them are feeling a lot of pain at the gas pump and Northern Virginia is no exception. According to AAA, the current national average for a gallon of regular gasoline is $3.98. While the average for the entire state of Virginia is lower than that, gas stations in Northern Virginia are priced higher. The most recent spike in oil prices can be attributed to unrest in Middle Eastern countries, but as summer approaches, experts say expect prices to continue climbing. According to the U.S. Energy and Information Administration, fuel prices are up about 25 percent from 2010 and that could climb to 40 percent over last summer. Mosen, who preferred not to give his last name, owns Manginos Pizza, located…