UPDATE: The Increasing Pain at the Gas Pump in Tennessee and Beyond

Mar 07, 2022 at 07:09 am by WGNS

Photo taken on Sunday (03/06/22) at a Medical Center Parkway gas station in Murfreesboro

Average gasoline prices in Tennessee have risen 44.7 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.87/g today, according to GasBuddy's survey of 3,821 stations in Tennessee. Prices in Tennessee are 72.7 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand $1.33/g higher than a year ago.

Example of Regular Unleaded Prices in Rutherford County, TN:

Monday Morning, March 7, 2022

• Sam's Club (125 John R Rice Blvd) $3.75/gal (03/07/22)
• Costco (1524 Beasie Rd, Murfreesboro, TN) $3.93/gal (03/07/22)
• Kwik Sak (406 S Lowry St, Smyrna, TN) $3.79/gal (03/07/22)
• MOBIL (5540 Murfreesboro Rd, LaVergne, TN) $3.65/gal (03/07/22)
• CITGO (300 Enon Springs Rd, Smyrna, TN) $3.75/gal (03/07/22)
• Murphy USA (2435 Billy Blvd, Murfreesboro, TN) $3.78/gal (03/07/22)
• Exxon (3208 S Church St, Murfreesboro, TN) $3.79/gal (03/07/22)
• Kwik Sak (406 S Lowry St, Smyrna, TN) $3.79/gal (03/07/22)

Saturday Afternoon, March 5, 2022

• Sam's Club (125 John R Rice Blvd, Murfreesboro, TN) $3.57/gal (03/05/22)   
• Costco (1524 Beasie Rd, Murfreesboro, TN) $3.57/gal (03/05/22)   
• Mobil (5540 Murfreesboro Rd, LaVergne, TN) $3.65/gal (03/05/22)     
• CITGO (300 Enon Springs Rd, Smyrna, TN) $3.75/gal (03/05/22)
• Circle K (1702 S Rutherford Blvd, Murfreesboro, TN) $3.79/gal (03/05/22)   
• Marathon (1925 Lascassas Pike, Murfreesboro, TN) $3.79/gal (03/05/22)

More on Gas Prices: 

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Tennessee was priced at $2.99/g yesterday while the most expensive was $4.79/g, a difference of $1.80/g. The lowest price in the state yesterday was $2.99/g while the highest was $4.79/g, a difference of $1.80/g.

The national average price of gasoline has risen 46.5 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.06/g today. The national average is up 61.1 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands $1.29/g higher than a year ago, according to GasBuddy data compiled from more than 11 million weekly price reports covering over 150,000 gas stations across the country.

Historical gas prices in Tennessee and U.S. average going back 10-years:

• March 7, 2021: $2.55/g (U.S. Average: $2.77/g)
• March 7, 2020: $2.13/g (U.S. Average: $2.37/g)
• March 7, 2019: $2.27/g (U.S. Average: $2.46/g)
• March 7, 2018: $2.30/g (U.S. Average: $2.53/g)
• March 7, 2017: $2.06/g (U.S. Average: $2.30/g)
• March 7, 2016: $1.59/g (U.S. Average: $1.81/g)
• March 7, 2015: $2.22/g (U.S. Average: $2.46/g)
• March 7, 2014: $3.21/g (U.S. Average: $3.49/g)
• March 7, 2013: $3.54/g (U.S. Average: $3.72/g)
• March 7, 2012: $3.59/g (U.S. Average: $3.76/g)

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Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:

• Chattanooga- $3.81/g, up 36.4 cents per gallon from last week's $3.44/g.
• Nashville- $3.89/g, up 37.9 cents per gallon from last week's $3.51/g.
• Huntsville- $3.89/g, up 56.5 cents per gallon from last week's $3.32/g.

“There are few words to describe the unprecedented rise in gasoline prices over the last week, with massive spikes coast to coast in both gasoline and diesel prices, as oil prices jump to their highest since 2008. Forget the $4 per gallon mark, the nation will soon set new all-time record highs and we could push closer to a national average of $4.50/gal. California could be heading for $5.50 per gallon with more stations charging $6 and beyond," said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. "We've never been in this situation before, with this level of uncertainty. As we lose a major global producer under the weight of deserving bipartisan sanctions for invading a sovereign country, the cost is high. Americans will be feeling the pain of the rise in prices for quite some time, with little good news foreseen."

See the previous WGNS News Story from this past weekend HERE


GasBuddy is the authoritative voice for gas prices and the only source for station-level data spanning nearly two decades. Unlike AAA's once daily survey and the Lundberg Survey, updated once every two weeks based on a small fraction of U.S. gasoline stations, GasBuddy's survey updates 288 times every day from the most diverse list of sources covering nearly 150,000 stations nationwide, the most comprehensive and up-to-date in the country. GasBuddy data is accessible at http://prices.GasBuddy.com.


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