Gas Prices Rise 9.1 Cents In Chattanooga
Monday, March 17, 2014
Average retail gasoline prices in Chattanooga have risen 9.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.25 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 170 gas outlets in Chattanooga. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.50 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
Including the change in gas prices in Chattanooga during the past week, prices on Sunday were 21.6 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 13.6 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 15.5 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 15.1 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.
"The national average has unsurprisingly continued it's march higher, and for the sixth consecutive week, motorists have faced rising gasoline prices," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "While the rate that gasoline prices may slow nationally this week, I don't yet believe we've seen the peak in prices. Refineries are in the middle of one of their two major yearly maintenance seasons, which means as refineries wrap up their work in April, we could see restarting issues, which could bring the spikes in gasoline prices we're nearly accustomed to seeing every spring."