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Where's the Cheapest Gas in Chantilly?

How much are you paying at the pump?

Gas prices are on the march again. Where can you get the cheapest gas in Chantilly? We'll get to that in just a second.

First: How much are we spending on gas? That Texas A&M study that said the DC area has the worst traffic? It also noted that America as a whole spends $121 billion in gas and time in traffic each year. That's roughly $818 per person, per year.

And no, it's not your imagination. Gas prices are going up. Here's what The Atlantic reported Wednesday:

Despite the fact that we're in February, when the price at the pump is traditionally low, gasoline has marched up to past the $3.80-a-gallon mark on average nationwide, and is close to $4.00 on the West Coast. AAA tells the Washington Post that this "is the most expensive we've seen gasoline in the dead of winter." 

The Washington Post further reported that "some analysts also pointed to refinery issues. Several refineries have been shut down for routine maintenance, and in the eastern United States, several refineries simply went out of business in the past year.

"Atlantic Basin capacity closures have improved refining fundamentals," the nation's biggest refiner, Valero, said in a slide presentation at a Credit Suisse conference this month. It estimated that nearly 1 million barrels a day of refinery capacity has been closed on the East Coast or in the U.S. Virgin Islands in the past two years, which Valero said allowed it to increase profit margins."

OK, so where can you find the best price on gas in Chantilly?

The cheapest price Patch found, courtesy of GasBuddy.com was $3.79 per gallon at the following stations:

  • Sunoco, Defender Drive and South Riding Boulevard
  • 7-Eleven, US 50 and Elk Lick Road
  • Main Street Truck Stop, 43082 John Mosby Highway
  • Valero, 42382 John Mosby Highway and Gum Spring Road

Two ways you can also save locally at the pump? You can earn gas "points" from Giant Food and Safeway when you shop for groceries. 

At least you're not in California. Gas prices there are topping $4 to $4.15 per gallon, according to GasBuddy. The worst prices are in Los Angeles, where the average is $4.26 per gallon, according to AAA.

Have you found gas any cheaper than $3.79? How are you saving on gas? Tell us about it.

Kerensa February 21, 2013 at 02:21 PM
I know it's not in Chantilly, but if you have a membership at BJs, gas is $3.73.
Mary Ann Barton (Editor) February 21, 2013 at 03:27 PM
Not bad Kerensa. I saved 50 cents off a gallon the other day using my points from a local grocery store.
Stephen Larabie February 21, 2013 at 03:37 PM
If gas is on the march now, what is it going to be like this summer? What the president and congress need to do is get tough and put "Price Controls" in effect on gasoline and healthcare which are eating us alive. Free enterprise is wonderful for those who are making all the money but fuel costs run other areas into raising prices such as freight companies where i work and food costs, etc. Why doesn't our reps see this? I am not a genius but I know when things are out of control. So lets push our reps to get off their asses and do something about this. Stop adding more taxes to the fuel to solve fiscal problems that they create in the first place. Steve Larabie, Manassas, VA
Alissa Portillo February 21, 2013 at 05:40 PM
Again, not in Chantilly but if u have a Costco membership (there's one in Chantilly) their Manassas location has a gas station for members n right now it's $3.68. Only a few weeks ago it was $3.17 :(
Mary Ann Barton (Editor) February 21, 2013 at 06:24 PM
Alissa, what are the lines like when you go to the Costco gas station? Is there a "best time" to go?

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