MONDAY: Rutherford County Again has Some of the Lowest Prices for Fuel in Tennessee

May 22, 2023 at 07:47 am by WGNS News

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN - Average gasoline prices in Tennessee have fallen 4.9 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.09/g today, according to GasBuddy's survey of 3,821 stations in Tennessee. Prices in Tennessee are 21.6 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 118.1 cents per gallon lower than a year ago. The national average price of diesel has fallen 3.2 cents in the last week and stands at $3.94 per gallon.

LOCAL GAS PRICES - On Monday (05/22/2023) morning, the Auto Club known as AAA reported the average price of regular unleaded fuel in Rutherford County was $3.06 per gallon, which makes the Murfreesboro / Smyrna area one of the cheapest places to refuel. Nearby Music City had an average price of $3.21 per gallon for regular unleaded gas on Monday - - And the highest priced gas can be found just West of Rutherford County in neighboring Williamson County. There, the average price on regular unleaded rings in at $3.39 per gallon. A short drive South of Murfreesboro and just past Christiana on Highway 231, you can find even cheaper fuel in Bedford County, where the average price-per-gallon for regular unleaded is $3.02.

Going back to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Tennessee was priced at $2.35 per gallon yesterday while the most expensive was $3.99 per gallon on Sunday, a difference of $1.64 per gallon. On Monday morning, AAA noted the county with the lowest average price-per-gallon was Henry County, where the average price rings in at $2.92 per gallon (regular unleaded). The second lowest average price-per-gallon can be found in the West Tennessee community of Lake County, where regular unleaded is being sold for $2.94.

The national average price of gasoline is unchanged in the last week, averaging $3.51/g today. The national average is down 14.7 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 106.5 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.

Historic Gas Prices Going Back 10-Years and the U.S. Average 

May 22, 2022: $4.28/g (U.S. Average: $4.57/g) 
May 22, 2021: $2.86/g (U.S. Average: $3.03/g) 
May 22, 2020: $1.66/g (U.S. Average: $1.95/g) 
May 22, 2019: $2.52/g (U.S. Average: $2.85/g) 
May 22, 2018: $2.69/g (U.S. Average: $2.95/g) 
May 22, 2017: $2.08/g (U.S. Average: $2.35/g) 
May 22, 2016: $2.11/g (U.S. Average: $2.28/g) 
May 22, 2015: $2.47/g (U.S. Average: $2.74/g) 
May 22, 2014: $3.45/g (U.S. Average: $3.65/g) 
May 22, 2013: $3.28/g (U.S. Average: $3.66/g)

Neighboring areas and their current gas prices: 
Chattanooga- $3.00/g, down 6.2 cents per gallon from last week's $3.06/g. 
Nashville- $3.16/g, down 9.3 cents per gallon from last week's $3.25/g. 
Huntsville- $3.08/g, up 0.9 cents per gallon from last week's $3.07/g.

"In the run up to Memorial Day, the national average price of gas has seen little overall movement over the last week. We've seen more states see prices climb than fall, which has been driven by oil's volatility as debt ceiling discussions are ongoing. I think we'll see prices rise slightly as we get closer to Memorial Day, especially if there are positive developments in the debt ceiling discussions in D.C., while pessimism could drive prices slightly lower," said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. "I continue to be optimistic that the national average will remain under $4 per gallon for most of, if not the entire summer, with Americans spending a combined $1.6 billion less on gasoline over Memorial Day weekend this year compared to last."


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