Gas Prices Drop 2.7 Cents In Chattanooga

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Average retail gasoline prices in Chattanooga have fallen 2.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.43 per gallon on Monday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 170 gas outlets in Chattanooga. This compares with the national average that has increased 1 cent per gallon in the last week to $3.63 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Including the change in gas prices in Chattanooga during the past week, prices on Monday were 25.
0 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 8.9 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 2.0 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 2.1 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.

"The start to the summer driving season came with little fanfare," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "The national average has remained virtually unchanged for four days straight, and prices over Memorial Day weekend nationally ended up slightly under 2013's levels. Between now and mid-June we should see additional relief at the pump, and by the end of June, the national average could decline another 10 cents per gallon from where it currently stands. We're hopeful that hurricane season will make little impact, as several key organizations have said their forecasts call for fewer than average storms, which would certainly help motorists avoid seeing late summer price spikes."

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