(Rutherford County, Tenn.) Average gasoline prices in Tennessee have fallen 12.6 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.94/g on Monday (12/05/2022), according to GasBuddy's survey of 3,821 stations in Tennessee. Prices in Tennessee are 32.0 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 9.9 cents per gallon lower than a year ago. The national average price of diesel has fallen 13.6 cents in the last week and stands at $5.06 per gallon.
In Rutherford County, the average price at the pump for regular unleaded gas is $2.75 per gallon. Throughout Middle Tennessee, Dickson County has the cheapest priced fuel right now, averaging $2.70 per gallon for regular unleaded. Williamson County has the highest average price of gas in Middle Tennessee, averaging $3.15 per gallon.
Across the Volunteer State on Monday, Haywood County in West Tennessee and Sequatchie County in East Tennessee had the highest average cost-per-gallon for regular unleaded fuel, both averaging $3.26.
In looking at individual gas stations across the state, the cheapest station in Tennessee was priced at $2.19/g on Sunday, while the most expensive was $3.99/g, a difference of $1.80 per gallon.
Historical gas prices in TN and the national average going back 10-years:
- December 5, 2021: $3.04/g (U.S. Average: $3.34/g)
- December 5, 2020: $1.87/g (U.S. Average: $2.16/g)
- December 5, 2019: $2.30/g (U.S. Average: $2.60/g)
- December 5, 2018: $2.17/g (U.S. Average: $2.44/g)
- December 5, 2017: $2.25/g (U.S. Average: $2.47/g)
- December 5, 2016: $2.02/g (U.S. Average: $2.18/g)
- December 5, 2015: $1.84/g (U.S. Average: $2.04/g)
- December 5, 2014: $2.51/g (U.S. Average: $2.70/g)
- December 5, 2013: $3.13/g (U.S. Average: $3.24/g)
- December 5, 2012: $3.15/g (U.S. Average: $3.38/g)
Different areas and their current gas prices:
- Chattanooga- $2.86/g, down 11.2 cents per gallon from last week's $2.98/g.
- Nashville- $2.86/g, down 18.4 cents per gallon from last week's $3.05/g.
- Huntsville- $2.99/g, down 10.6 cents per gallon from last week's $3.10/g.
"For the first time in 670 days, the national average price of gasoline has fallen below its year-ago level, dropping for the fourth straight week to its lowest level since January," said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. "Every state has again seen average gasoline prices drop in the last week, and it remains very possible the national average could fall under $3 per gallon by Christmas. There has also been a drop in diesel prices, which this week will fall back under $5 per gallon, and could soon thereafter fall to their lowest level since March. However, despite all the good news about fuel prices, there may be some concerns coming as the price cap on Russian oil kicks in. Retaliation is possible, and while OPEC+ upheld production cuts from last month, they could always cut more production. For now, however, we'll likely see another week of declines at the pump in nearly all areas."
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 http://prices.GasBuddy.com.