Gas Prices Drop 1 Cent In Chattanooga
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Gasoline prices in Chattanooga have fallen 1 cent per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.48 per gallon on Tuesday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 170 stations in Chattanooga. This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.4 cents per gallon versus last week to $2.82 per gallon, according to GasBuddy.
Average gasoline prices on Sept.
4, in Chattanooga have ranged widely over the last five years:
$2.52 per gallon in 2017, $2.00 in 2016, $1.95 in 2015, $3.15 in 2014 and $3.34 in 2013.
Including the change locally during the past week, prices on Tuesday were 4.0 cents per gallon lower than a year ago and are 9.5 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has dropped 4.4 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 18.3 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.
Areas near Chattanooga and their current gas price climate:
Knoxville- $2.56, up 1.7 cents per gallon from last week's $2.54.
State of Tennessee- $2.56, unchanged from last week's $2.57.
Huntsville- $2.53, unchanged from last week's $2.53.
"We've closed the door on the most expensive summer at the pump since 2014, finishing the period from Memorial Day to Labor Day with an average of $2.87 per gallon, a full 55 cents higher than last summer, but still 71 cents per gallon cheaper than 2014. Much of the blame for the summer's higher gas prices can be blamed on OPEC's long-term decision to cut oil production to better balance supply and demand, pushing prices higher," said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. "Now that summer is over, gas prices are likely to seasonally decline by the end of the year, but with Tropical Storm Gordon likely to impact the sensitive Gulf Coast region, gas prices may move higher before we see the seasonal down trend emerge. We're carefully watching the storm for possible disruptions to refineries and gas stations, and will continue to do so until hurricane season ends. Motorists in affected regions can download the GasBuddy app as we'll continue to work around the clock updating motorists, helping them escape major events like this one."