AAA predicts little change in gas prices

AAA says it thinks gas prices are not likely to change much this fall.

The national average for unleaded regular is $2.71 a gallon - that's about three cents less than a week ago and 18 cents more than a year ago.

Southern and Midwestern drivers pay the least for their money while drivers in the west pay the most.

Closer to home, the state average for regular gas is $2.56 per gallon, while in the Richmond area the average is $2.53 per gallon.

Experts say the prices should remain steady, unless there's a hurricane in the gulf or a shift in the economy.