Gas and Diesel Prices in Rutherford County This Week (April 15, 2024)

Apr 15, 2024 at 07:03 am by WGNS News


RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN - The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas has risen by .8-cents over the past week in Tennessee, with Monday's price hitting $3.28 per gallon in the Volunteer State. That price is .20-cents higher than the average price of fuel last month. When comparing today's average - - with the states average one year ago, prices are down by .10-cents per gallon.


Focusing on Rutherford County, AAA Auto Club confirmed gas prices on Monday morning were averaging $3.29, which is .9-cents higher than last week (regular unleaded). Just south of Murfreesboro in the Shelbyville area, gas prices are sitting at $3.26. West of Rutherford County in the Franklin and Brentwood area, the average cost of regular unleaded continues to be the highest in the state at $3.62 per gallon. East of the 'Boro in Cannon County, prices are averaging $3.27 per gallon. To the north in Wilson County, the average price at the pump is tied with Rutherford County at $3.29 per gallon.

Historical gas prices across Tennessee indicate current prices that are averaging $3.28 per gallon are nearly .10-cents lower than prices recorded on April 15th of last year (2023), that according to

TN and U.S. Gas Price Averages for Past 10-Years:

  1. April 15, 2023: $3.37/g (U.S. Average: $3.66/g)
  2. April 15, 2022: $3.84/g (U.S. Average: $4.07/g)
  3. April 15, 2021: $2.67/g (U.S. Average: $2.86/g)
  4. April 15, 2020: $1.57/g (U.S. Average: $1.81/g)
  5. April 15, 2019: $2.59/g (U.S. Average: $2.84/g)
  6. April 15, 2018: $2.52/g (U.S. Average: $2.71/g)
  7. April 15, 2017: $2.17/g (U.S. Average: $2.41/g)
  8. April 15, 2016: $1.92/g (U.S. Average: $2.11/g)
  9. April 15, 2015: $2.16/g (U.S. Average: $2.39/g)
  10. April 15, 2014: $3.48/g (U.S. Average: $3.64/g)

Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:
Chattanooga- $3.25/g, up 7.7 cents per gallon from last week's $3.17/g.
Nashville- $3.35/g, up 8.1 cents per gallon from last week's $3.27/g.
Huntsville- $3.25/g, up 4.1 cents per gallon from last week's $3.21/g.

DIESEL: In the diesel market, the average price per gallon throughout Tennessee is $3.82, which is .4-cents higher than diesel prices last Monday. One year ago, the average price for diesel was $3.95 per gallon. Today's price is .12-cents cheaper than diesel prices on April 15th of last year. In 2023, the average price of diesel in Tennessee was at $3.95 per gallon (April 15, 2023). To date, the highest price of diesel was on June 15, 2022, when diesel hit $5.64 in the Volunteer State (AAA).

Global Look at Fuel: "With Iran's attack on Israel over the weekend, the stakes couldn't have been higher for a major potential impact on oil and gasoline prices. With the attacks largely thrawted and mostly unsuccessful, and with Iran signaling that their attack will be the end of their response, the risk to crude oil has diminished, and the situation is thankfully likely to de-escalate going forward," said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. "If Israel, which has promised to respond with further attacks, indeed does press on, it could certainly still push oil prices higher. However, motorists can expect other factors to influence what they're paying at the pump. Motorists in the mid-Atlantic and Northeastern U.S. will soon see a spike in prices as they make the leap to summer gasoline— as much as 20-50 cents per gallon higher in nearly a dozen states. On the West Coast, price increases should finally slow, but the national average will likely climb again in the coming week."




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