Average retail gasoline prices in Chattanooga have risen 5.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.00 per gallon Sunday. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.41 per gallon, according to gasoline price website ChattanoogaGasPrices.com.
Including the change in gas prices in Chattanooga during the past week, prices Sunday were 43.6 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 12.5 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 15.2 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 21.4 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.
"After a dramatic decline in gasoline prices in virtually every region in the past month, gasoline prices have started to rise," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "While I don't necessarily believe that the recent uptick in crude prices will stick, I also don't see prices falling considerably lower until after the conclusion of the summer driving season, when demand declines, and more expensive blends are phased out."