Gas Prices Rise 6.4 Cents In Chattanooga
Monday, April 15, 2019
Chattanooga gas prices have risen 6.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.50 on Monday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 170 stations. Gas prices in Chattanooga are 26.3 cents per gallon higher than a month ago, yet stand 5.3 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.
According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Chattanooga is priced at $2.36/g on Monday while the most expensive is $2.79, a difference of 43.0 cents per gallon.
The lowest price in the state is $2.33 while the highest is $2.99, a difference of 66.0 cents per gallon. The cheapest price in the entire country on Monday stands at $1.82 while the most expensive is $5.29, a difference of $3.47/g.
The national average price of gasoline has risen 7.4 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.83/g on Monday. The national average is up 28.7 cents per gallon from a month ago, yet stands 12.2 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.
Historical gasoline prices in Chattanooga and the national average going back a decade:
April 15, 2018: $2.45/g (U.S. Average: $2.71/g)
April 15, 2017: $2.12/g (U.S. Average: $2.41/g)
April 15, 2016: $1.91/g (U.S. Average: $2.11/g)
April 15, 2015: $2.17/g (U.S. Average: $2.39/g)
April 15, 2014: $3.47/g (U.S. Average: $3.64/g)
April 15, 2013: $3.29/g (U.S. Average: $3.52/g)
April 15, 2012: $3.72/g (U.S. Average: $3.91/g)
April 15, 2011: $3.68/g (U.S. Average: $3.82/g)
April 15, 2010: $2.72/g (U.S. Average: $2.84/g)
April 15, 2009: $1.92/g (U.S. Average: $2.03/g)
Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:
Knoxville- $2.62, up 11.4 cents per gallon from last week's $2.50.
State of Tennessee- $2.59, up 8.5 cents per gallon from last week's $2.51.
Huntsville- $2.51, up 4.6 cents per gallon from last week's $2.46.
"The national average gas price has now risen for the ninth straight week, adding 57 cents a gallon in that time and now costing Americans about $200 million more per day than it did to start the year. The effect of rising prices isn’t about to let up as a spate of refinery outages on the West Coast and in California has given way to a tightening of summer blended gasoline in advance of the summer driving season set to kick in in the weeks ahead," said Dan McTeague, senior petroleum analyst with GasBuddy. "Even with early signs of markets reaching their heights for California-spec fuel, the damage has been done and gas prices are still playing catch up to the highs of April. With California pump prices now firmly over $4 a gallon, the march to $4.15 may be attained in the weeks ahead before any relief, while the rest of the nation faces the prospect of $3 a gallon by month’s end."