Gas prices head back down in Chattanooga area for Spring Break

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Spring break turned out to be good for gas prices in the Chattanooga area.

They fell more than four and a half cents a gallon last week in our area to $1.90, according to the GasBuddy daily survey.

The national average still rose another two cents a gallon.

This breaks a monthly trend where prices rose quicker in our area than in most.

And while prices in our region were dropping, ours dropped the most.

“The end of March last week capped a 30.5 cent per gallon jump in the national retail gasoline price average for the month.  As prices now sit at the highest since November 2015, April brings the final phase of the transition to the more expensive summer-blend gasoline.  Southern California was the first region in the United States to complete the summer-blend switchover on Friday, while the rest of the United States follows suit at the end of the month.  Although gas prices are expected to continue to increase this week, improving refinery utilization has helped cool March’s feverish rise,” said Will Speer, GasBuddy senior petroleum analyst.

The lowest price in Chattanooga right now according to the GasBuddy.com survey is $1.75 at the Walmart on East Brainerd Road.

There are $1.76 prices on Highway 153 and at the Sam’s Club.

The cheapest gas in the Cleveland and Athens areas are up around $1.82-3 cents a gallon.

The Costco price off Cloud Spring Road is $1.78, but most other north Georgia prices are over the $1.90 average for our area.

Costco on Sunday

Costco on Sunday

 

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