WASHINGTON - The reduction in Virginia's gas tax is starting to make a difference at the pump. Sunday's average price in Virginia was $3.39 a gallon for unleaded. That's 20 cents a gallon cheaper than Maryland and 42 cents less than the District of Columbia.
There are a lot of reasons why, but the biggest is the July 1 drop in the state gas tax.
It used to be a standard 17.5 cents, but is now trimmed to as low as 11.1 a gallon based on the wholesale price of gas.