Chattanooga gas prices falling much further than national average

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Again, gas is getting cheaper here at home more than most parts of the country.

The GasBuddy.com weekly survey found that prices in Chattanooga fell on average 5.3 cents a gallon last week.

The national drop was just a penny and a half.

And the Chattanooga price is separating from our neighbors.

Chattanooga: $1.82
Knoxville: $1.92
Huntsville: $1.96
Atlanta: $2.06
Nashville: $2.04

And even our closer neighbors should consider driving in to buy their gas in Chattanooga

Dalton, GA: $1.90
Marion Co. TN: $1.95
Gadsden, AL: $1.91

Cleveland’s average price is the same as Chattanooga.

Here is a chart on how this remarkable summer compares with the last two for Chattanooga.

Chattanooga gas price chart

“Summer travel is up, and yet, gas prices continue to decline? We know that seems perplexing for many, but that’s exactly what’s happening and it all comes down to those most basic fundamentals; supply & demand,” said Gregg Laskoski, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy.com.

“Despite fuel consumption near record levels, U.S. gasoline inventory recently reached the highest July level ever recorded (240.1 million bbl) and, concurrently, the national average has continued its consistent decline,” he added.

The lowest gas price right now is $1.72 a gallon, and you can find it all over.

There are more than a dozen stations with the price in Hixson, Red Bank, North Chattanooga and Ooltewah.

Cleveland has one $1.72 price at the BP on Waterlevel Highway.

But there are plenty of stations at $1.73 and $1.74.

Categories: Chattanooga, Cleveland, Consumer News, Dalton, Local News, Marion County

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