Rutherford County has an Average Gas Price of $2.75/g for Reg. Unleaded - Tennessee is the 9th Cheapest State for Fuel

Jan 02, 2023 at 06:36 am by WGNS News

(Rutherford County, TN) Average gasoline prices in Tennessee have risen 16.8 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.86/g today, according to GasBuddy's survey of 3,821 stations in Tennessee. Prices in Tennessee are 11.8 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 10.9 cents per gallon lower than a year ago. The national average price of diesel has fallen 1.4 cents in the last week and stands at $4.67 per gallon. Diesel prices in Tennessee are currently averaging $4.42 per gallon, according to AAA, the Auto Club. At this time last year, diesel was averaging $3.39 per gallon.

Currently, Middle Tennessee is the best place for cheap fuel. In Rutherford County, gas prices for regular unleaded are averaging $2.75 per gallon, making Rutherford County one of the Top Ten places to refuel in. Neighboring Bedford, Wilson and Coffee Counties have gas even cheaper! Bedford and Wilson Counties are averaging $2.71 per gallon, while Coffee County has an average fuel cost of $2.74 per gallon. Nearby Davidson County is averaging $2.79 per gallon. On the opposite side of Rutherford County, Cannon County is averaging $2.92 per gallon.


Williamson County has the highest average price per gallon in the state for regular unleaded fuel at $3.24. According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Tennessee was priced at $2.29/g yesterday. The most expensive gas in one rural area of the state was priced at a whopping $6.11 per gallon, a difference of $3.82/g. At this time, it appears that Tennessee is overall the 9th least expensive state for gas.

The national average price of gasoline has risen 12.3 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.17/g today. The national average is down 22.5 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 9.5 cents per gallon lower 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: 

  • January 2, 2022: $2.97/g (U.S. Average: $3.26/g) 
  • January 2, 2021: $2.01/g (U.S. Average: $2.25/g) 
  • January 2, 2020: $2.37/g (U.S. Average: $2.59/g) 
  • January 2, 2019: $1.97/g (U.S. Average: $2.25/g) 
  • January 2, 2018: $2.24/g (U.S. Average: $2.49/g) 
  • January 2, 2017: $2.13/g (U.S. Average: $2.34/g) 
  • January 2, 2016: $1.74/g (U.S. Average: $1.99/g) 
  • January 2, 2015: $2.06/g (U.S. Average: $2.21/g) 
  • January 2, 2014: $3.11/g (U.S. Average: $3.32/g) 
  • January 2, 2013: $3.12/g (U.S. Average: $3.28/g) 

Neighboring areas and their current gas prices: 

  • Chattanooga- $2.75/g, up 17.0 cents per gallon from last week's $2.58/g. 
  • Nashville- $2.85/g, up 19.9 cents per gallon from last week's $2.65/g. 
  • Huntsville- $2.87/g, up 14.0 cents per gallon from last week's $2.73/g. 

"For the first time in two months, the nation's average price of gasoline rose sharply last week, as extremely cold weather led to many refinery issues, shutting down over a million barrels of refining capacity, pushing wholesale prices up," said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. "In addition, China's reopening plans gave markets inspiration that global oil demand will start to recover, as China's nearly three year Covid-zero policies appear to be coming to an end. While the jump at the pump will likely be temporary as most refiners get back online after cold-weather related issues, some regions like the Rockies may see more price increases than others as cold-weather shutdowns hit the region fairly hard, with one refinery likely remaining down through the first quarter of 2023. Most areas have seen the bulk of the rise already hit, but should oil continue to rally, more increases could be on the way."

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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