Gas Prices in Rutherford County are No Longer Some of the Lowest in the State

Jan 23, 2023 at 06:05 am by WGNS News

(Rutherford County, TN) Gas prices in the Volunteer State are the 7th lowest in the nation right now. However, average gasoline prices in Tennessee have risen 18.9 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.12/g today, according to GasBuddy's survey of 3,821 stations in Tennessee. Prices in Tennessee are 42.6 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 11.5 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

While Rutherford County had some of the lowest gas prices in the state for months on end, that is no longer the case. On Monday, the average cost for regular unleaded fuel in Rutherford County rang-in at $3.16 per gallon. Music City has the Murfreesboro / Smyrna area beat by one penny, averaging $3.15 per gallon. In Bedford County, the average price for regular unleaded gas is $3.11 per gallon. Neighboring Williamson County has one of the highest prices in the state, averaging $3.43 per gallon.


According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Tennessee was priced at $2.49/g yesterday while the most expensive was $3.99/g, a difference of $1.50/g.

The national average price of gasoline has risen 11.3 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.39/g today. The national average is up 30.2 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 7.3 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.

Historic 10-Year Look at Gas Prices in Tennessee and the U.S. 

  • January 23, 2022: $3.01/g (U.S. Average: $3.32/g) 
  • January 23, 2021: $2.17/g (U.S. Average: $2.39/g) 
  • January 23, 2020: $2.26/g (U.S. Average: $2.54/g) 
  • January 23, 2019: $2.04/g (U.S. Average: $2.29/g) 
  • January 23, 2018: $2.37/g (U.S. Average: $2.55/g) 
  • January 23, 2017: $2.10/g (U.S. Average: $2.30/g) 
  • January 23, 2016: $1.63/g (U.S. Average: $1.83/g) 
  • January 23, 2015: $1.89/g (U.S. Average: $2.03/g) 
  • January 23, 2014: $3.09/g (U.S. Average: $3.28/g) 
  • January 23, 2013: $3.18/g (U.S. Average: $3.31/g) 

Neighboring areas and their current gas prices: 

  • Chattanooga- $3.13/g, up 26.1 cents per gallon from last week's $2.87/g. 
  • Nashville- $3.17/g, up 25.3 cents per gallon from last week's $2.92/g. 
  • Huntsville- $3.13/g, up 14.2 cents per gallon from last week's $2.99/g. 

"Gasoline prices continued their upward trajectory last week as oil prices pulled them higher across the majority of the country, and continued refinery challenges kept supply of gasoline from rising more substantially," said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. "Macroeconomic factors have continued to weigh on oil and refined products, as strong demand in China hasn't been slowed much by a surge in new Covid cases. In addition, releases of crude oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve have wrapped up. Concerns are increasing that without additional oil, supply will tighten in the weeks ahead, especially as the nation starts to move away from softer demand in the height of winter. Moving forward, it doesn't look good for motorists, with prices likely to continue accelerating."

As for the cost of diesel, the national average price has risen 2.6 cents in the last week and stands at $4.60 per gallon, as of Monday morning (01/23/2023).

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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