Gas Prices Unchanged In Chattanooga

Monday, January 18, 2021
Gasoline prices in Chattanooga are unchanged in the past week, averaging $2.10 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 170 stations in Chattanooga. This compares with the national average that has increased 4.2 cents per gallon versus last week to $2.38, according to GasBuddy.

Average gasoline prices on Jan. 18, in Chattanooga have ranged widely over the last five years:
$2.19 in 2020, $1.93 in 2019, $2.25 in 2018, $2.08 in 2017 and $1.60 in 2016. 

Including the change locally during the past week, prices on Sunday were 9.3 cents per gallon lower than a year ago and are 21.2 cents per gallon higher than a month ago.
The national average has increased 15.6 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 17.4 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.


Areas near Chattanooga and their current gas price climate:
Knoxville- $2.22, up 8.6 cents per gallon from last week's $2.13.
State of Tennessee- $2.16, up 3.8 cents per gallon from last week's $2.12.
Huntsville- $2.15, up 7.8 cents per gallon from last week's $2.08.

"Gas prices have jumped to yet another multi-month high as crude oil price rise amidst perceived improvement in the COVID-19 pandemic, which continues to pump prices up as demand shows renewed signs of recovery," said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. "In addition, with rumors swirling that President-elect Biden plans to cancel approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would cut off reliable Canadian oil to the U.S., oil prices may see additional pressure in the coming days. For now, the upward trend in gas prices may slow from the sharp rise in the last week, but motorists shouldn't expect much of a break from rising gas prices, which now stand less than twenty cents from their year-ago levels."

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Business

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Breaking News

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Opinion

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