(RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TENN.) Average gasoline prices in Tennessee have fallen 16.1 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.58/g today, according to GasBuddy's survey of 3,821 stations in Tennessee. Prices in Tennessee are 72.2 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 73.0 cents per gallon higher than a year ago. The national average price of diesel has declined 13.1 cents in the last week and stands at $5.14 per gallon.
RUTHERFORD COUNTY: Locally, gas prices have fallen faster than the state average. This past Monday on August 1st, the average price of fuel was $3.52-per gallon for regular unleaded in Rutherford County. On Monday, August 8th, the average price per gallon fell by .19-cents to $3.33-per gallon for regular unleaded gas throughout Rutherford County.
Starting this week on the morning of August 8th, the average price of regular unleaded gas in Murfreesboro is $3.22-per gallon. In Smyrna, the price is $3.32-per gallon. LaVergne’s average on Monday fell to $3.45-per gallon. Those figures equal a 16-cent drop in prices for Murfreesboro, a .20-cent drop in Smyrna and a .20-cent drop in LaVergne.
PREMIUM FUEL: If your ride uses premium fuel, you can expect to pay an average of $4.00 per gallon throughout Rutherford County, Tennessee.
COST OF DIESEL: The price of diesel is also down in Tennessee. This week, the national average price of diesel is $5.14 per gallon. Specifically in Rutherford County, the average price of diesel is $4.64 per gallon, which is .50-cents below the national average. As of Monday morning, Murfreesboro had the cheapest diesel at $4.42 per gallon. Smyrna, TN prices for diesel are currently averaging $4.67 per gallon. LaVergne is seeing an average of $4.83 per gallon for diesel.
MORE: According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Tennessee was priced at $3.12/g yesterday while the most expensive was $4.90/g, a difference of $1.78/g. The lowest price in the state yesterday was $3.12/g while the highest was $4.90/g, a difference of $1.78/g.
The national average price of gasoline has fallen 15.8 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.01/g today. The national average is down 68.7 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 83.6 cents per gallon 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 TN and the U.S. average going back 10-years:
• August 8, 2021: $2.85/g (U.S. Average: $3.18/g)
• August 8, 2020: $1.86/g (U.S. Average: $2.17/g)
• August 8, 2019: $2.39/g (U.S. Average: $2.66/g)
• August 8, 2018: $2.62/g (U.S. Average: $2.87/g)
• August 8, 2017: $2.13/g (U.S. Average: $2.36/g)
• August 8, 2016: $1.89/g (U.S. Average: $2.12/g)
• August 8, 2015: $2.31/g (U.S. Average: $2.60/g)
• August 8, 2014: $3.24/g (U.S. Average: $3.47/g)
• August 8, 2013: $3.36/g (U.S. Average: $3.58/g)
• August 8, 2012: $3.45/g (U.S. Average: $3.65/g)
Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:
• Chattanooga- $3.46/g, down 16.0 cents per gallon from last week's $3.62/g.
• Nashville- $3.52/g, down 18.2 cents per gallon from last week's $3.70/g.
• Huntsville- $3.69/g, down 11.2 cents per gallon from last week's $3.80/g.
"The national average is poised to fall back under $4 per gallon as early as today as we see the decline in gas prices enter its eighth straight week. By the end of the week, one hundred thousand stations will be at $3.99 or less," said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. "Diesel continues to decline as well, and will likely soon fall under $5 per gallon. We've even seen nearly a dozen stations in low-priced states fall under $2.99, a welcome return to some lucky motorists in areas of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Iowa. The groundwork is laid for a ninth week of decline, with areas of the West Coast soon ditching the $5 per gallon average. While I'm upbeat the drop can continue for another couple weeks, we're starting to see some activity in the tropics, which may increase risk of potential disruption."
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SOURCE: GasBuddy is the authoritative voice for gas prices and the only source for station-level data. 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.