Gas Prices in Rutherford County are on the Low End

Feb 27, 2023 at 05:41 pm by WGNS News

Rutherford County, TN - Average gasoline prices in Tennessee have fallen 10.5 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.99/g today, according to GasBuddy's survey of 3,821 stations in Tennessee. Prices in Tennessee are 28.6 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 44.1 cents per gallon lower than a year ago. Tennessee is the 8th least expensive state to buy gas in.

As of Monday afternoon fuel prices in Rutherford County were some of the lowest in Middle Tennessee, averaging $2.92 per gallon for regular unleaded. The only neighboring counties with cheaper gas include Wilson and Bedford Counties, averaging $2.89 and $2.90 respectively. Some of the highest prices in the state exist only one county down in Williamson County, where the price for regular unleaded is averaging $3.31 per gallon. In fact, Williamson County has the HIGHEST average price-per-gallon (for regular unleaded gas) in Tennessee right now. The county with the cheapest average price-per-gallon is about 140-miles northeast of Rutherford County in Henry County. There, regular unleaded is averaging $2.79 per gallon.


According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest gas station in Tennessee was priced at $2.68/g yesterday while the most expensive was $4.39/g, a difference of $1.71/g.

The national average price of gasoline has fallen 4.3 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.33/g today. The national average is down 17.6 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 26.3 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:
February 27, 2022: $3.43/g (U.S. Average: $3.59/g)
February 27, 2021: $2.47/g (U.S. Average: $2.72/g)
February 27, 2020: $2.20/g (U.S. Average: $2.44/g)
February 27, 2019: $2.18/g (U.S. Average: $2.42/g)
February 27, 2018: $2.30/g (U.S. Average: $2.53/g)
February 27, 2017: $2.07/g (U.S. Average: $2.29/g)
February 27, 2016: $1.51/g (U.S. Average: $1.74/g)
February 27, 2015: $2.16/g (U.S. Average: $2.37/g)
February 27, 2014: $3.21/g (U.S. Average: $3.43/g)
February 27, 2013: $3.61/g (U.S. Average: $3.79/g)

Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:
Chattanooga- $2.89/g, down 13.0 cents per gallon from last week's $3.02/g.
Nashville- $3.03/g, down 14.0 cents per gallon from last week's $3.17/g.
Huntsville- $3.01/g, down 7.3 cents per gallon from last week's $3.08/g.

The national average price of diesel has fallen 7.7 cents in the last week and stands at $4.38 per gallon.

"The national average has resumed its decline after a pause last week as oil and wholesale gasoline prices fell on worrisome inflation figures showing the Fed likely to ramp up rates to slow inflation," said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. "Some nine out of 10 states saw declines over the last week, so the drops are showing up for most across the country, with the exception of the West Coast as the transition to summer blends continues, and in the Great Lakes, where prices cycled last week but have now resumed declining. For the weeks ahead, tradition tells us to expect prices to move up eventually, but that could be at least be partially offset by inflationary data that continues to be hotter than expected, leading to anxiety that the Fed will boost interest rates and cooling the economy and oil demand considerably."

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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