Gas prices in the Volunteer State continue to rise and are now at year-ago levels. Some 'Boro discounters started the week on Monday (3/11/2019) morning with regular gas going for $2.19 per gallon.
Tennessee drivers are now paying an average price of $2.30 per gallon for regular unleaded. Monday's state average is eight cents more than a week ago, 27 cents more than this time last month, and within fractions of a cent compared to this time last year.
Murfreesboro again had Tennessee's cheapest gas at $2.19 per gallon, with Chattanooga following at $2.25, then Clarksville and Cleveland both tallying $2.26.
If you're searching for Tennessee's most expensive petro Jackson topped the state at $2.33 per gallon, Nashville held second highest spot with $2.32, and Morristown ranked third at $2.29.
However, Tennessee isn't the only state to see week-over-week price jumps-- 25 other states' average increased at least a nickel during that time. The national gas price average is also headed upward, but is still 4 cents less than this time last year.
"Pump prices will continue to increase in coming weeks, but AAA does not expect this year's high to be nearly as expensive as last year's peak price of $2.97," said Jeanette Casselano, AAA spokesperson.
For the last three weeks, gasoline stocks have gradually decreased while demand has started to increase and crude oil prices have been fluctuating. Combined, these factors are driving up gas prices across the country. If stocks continue to decline, gas prices can be expected to continue to increase for motorists.
|Monday||Sunday||Week Ago||Month Ago||One Year Ago||2018 High||Record High|
|National||$2.479||$2.476||$2.427||$2.278||$2.524||$2.97 (5/26/2018)||$4.11 (7/17/2008)|
|Tennessee||$2.299||$2.297||$2.221||$2.035||$2.303||$2.73 (5/27/2018)||$4.12 (9/15/2008)|