Price of Regular Unleaded Gas is Down to $3.11 Per Gallon in Rutherford County

Aug 22, 2022 at 10:56 am by WGNS

Average gasoline prices in Tennessee have fallen 6.1 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.42/g today, according to GasBuddy's survey of 3,821 stations in Tennessee. Prices in Tennessee are 53.8 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 60.7 cents per gallon higher than a year ago. The national average price of diesel has declined 6.3 cents in the last week and stands at $4.97 per gallon. 


In Rutherford County, the average price of regular unleaded gas on Monday morning was $3.11 per gallon (Mon. 8/22/22). That means prices have gone down by .41-cents since the start of the month (August 1) in Rutherford County. Murfreesboro currently has the lowest prices on fuel at $3.06 per gallon (reg.). Compared to the start of the month, Monday’s price in Murfreesboro is .32-cents lower than August 1st. 

In Smyrna and LaVergne, Smyrna currently has the lowest price at an average of $3.10 per gallon for regular unleaded fuel (that’s .42-cents cheaper than gas prices on August 1, 2022). LaVergne’s average price for gas is starting the week at $3.17 per gallon (.48-cents cheaper than August 1, 2022).

For those who have vehicles that require diesel fuel, you’ll be glad to know the price has dropped by .24-cents over the past 2-weeks in Rutherford County. Rutherford County’s average price for a gallon of diesel on Monday fell to $4.40. Murfreesboro has the lowest price at the pump, charging an average of $4.13 per gallon. Smyrna comes in second at $4.50 per gallon. In LaVergne, the average price of diesel is $4.57 per gallon, as of Monday morning.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Tennessee was priced at only $3.00 per gallon on Sunday (8/21/22), while the most expensive on Sunday was $4.89 per gallon, a difference of $1.89/g.

The national average price of gasoline has fallen 5.1 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.86/g today. The national average is down 51.3 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 72.2 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 22, 2021: $2.81/g (U.S. Average: $3.14/g) 
- August 22, 2020: $1.88/g (U.S. Average: $2.18/g) 
- August 22, 2019: $2.28/g (U.S. Average: $2.60/g) 
- August 22, 2018: $2.58/g (U.S. Average: $2.82/g) 
- August 22, 2017: $2.12/g (U.S. Average: $2.34/g) 
- August 22, 2016: $1.98/g (U.S. Average: $2.17/g) 
- August 22, 2015: $2.26/g (U.S. Average: $2.62/g) 
- August 22, 2014: $3.21/g (U.S. Average: $3.43/g) 
- August 22, 2013: $3.31/g (U.S. Average: $3.52/g) 
- August 22, 2012: $3.50/g (U.S. Average: $3.71/g)

Neighboring areas and their current gas prices: 
• Chattanooga- $3.27/g, down 9.1 cents per gallon from last week's $3.36/g. 
• Nashville- $3.34/g, down 5.5 cents per gallon from last week's $3.39/g. 
• Huntsville- $3.46/g, down 9.9 cents per gallon from last week's $3.56/g.

“While some areas saw gas prices rise slightly last week, the national average saw yet another weekly decline, extending the streak to ten straight weeks. The pace of declines is certainly slowing down as oil prices have bounced up slightly, but the West Coast and Northeastern U.S. are areas that still may see gas prices decline, while the South and Midwest see the drop fade and potentially slight increases," said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. "In addition to falling gasoline prices, the average price of diesel has fallen below $5 per gallon for the first time since March, likely helping to cool off aggressive inflation numbers. Thus far, Mother Nature has spared us from disruptions from hurricanes, but that remains a wildcard as we head into the peak of hurricane season."

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. GasBuddy data is accessible at

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