Rutherford County Gas Prices Update: Current Trends in TN and Historical Comparison’s

May 28, 2024 at 06:56 am by WGNS News

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN - Average gasoline prices in Tennessee have risen 1.3 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.13 per gallon today, according to GasBuddy's survey of 3,821 stations in Tennessee. Prices in Tennessee are 10.1 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 4.0 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

AAA, the Auto Club, reports that the price for regular unleaded fuel is averaging $3.12 per gallon today in Rutherford County. Current prices are identical to gas prices two weeks ago in the Murfreesboro/Smyrna area, but 0.7 cents higher than prices three months ago. Right now, gas prices south of Rutherford County in the Shelbyville area are only 1 cent cheaper, while prices north of Murfreesboro in Wilson County are 3 cents cheaper.


The highest priced fuel in Tennessee can be found West of Rutherford County in neighboring Williamson County, where regular unleaded gas is selling for an average price of $3.59 per gallon. In the nearby city of Nashville, prices at the pump are averaging $3.23 per gallon (reg. unleaded).

Only three counties have gas priced under the $3 mark, as of Tuesday morning (05/28/2024). Near the Kentucky border, regular unleaded gas is selling for an average price of $2.96 per gallon in Henry County, Tennessee. Henry County is home to Paris, Tennessee. The Chattanooga area also has fuel priced under $3, averaging $2.99 per gallon in Hamilton County. The third area with gas priced less than $3 is Sparta, Tennessee, where you can refuel for $2.97 per gallon, according to AAA.

Historical Gas Prices in TN Vs. the US Average Going Back 10-Years:

  • May 28, 2023: $3.17/g (U.S. Average: $3.55/g)
  • May 28, 2022: $4.25/g (U.S. Average: $4.60/g)
  • May 28, 2021: $2.86/g (U.S. Average: $3.04/g)
  • May 28, 2020: $1.68/g (U.S. Average: $1.97/g)
  • May 28, 2019: $2.49/g (U.S. Average: $2.81/g)
  • May 28, 2018: $2.72/g (U.S. Average: $2.96/g)
  • May 28, 2017: $2.10/g (U.S. Average: $2.36/g)
  • May 28, 2016: $2.15/g (U.S. Average: $2.32/g)
  • May 28, 2015: $2.48/g (U.S. Average: $2.74/g)
  • May 28, 2014: $3.44/g (U.S. Average: $3.65/g)

Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:

  • Chattanooga: $2.97/g, up 2.9 cents per gallon from last week's $2.94/g.
  • Nashville: $3.23/g, up 9.6 cents per gallon from last week's $3.13/g.
  • Huntsville: $3.23/g, up 4.9 cents per gallon from last week's $3.18/g.

DIESEL - In looking at the diesel market, the national average price of diesel has fallen 2.9 cents in the last week and stands at $3.82 per gallon, according to GasBuddy. Meanwhile, in Tennessee, AAA confirmed diesel was averaging $3.60 per gallon on Tuesday morning. The current diesel prices are only 7 cents cheaper than prices reported exactly one year ago and 18 cents cheaper than diesel prices recorded last month in the Volunteer State.

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