Gas prices below $2 are getting rare around Chattanooga

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Gas prices continue to rise in the Chattanooga area.

According to the GasBuddy.com survey, prices here climbed another 2.2 cents per gallon over the last week, which roughly matches the national average increase.

The average gallon of gas in Chattanooga now stands at $2.09.

That is more than 42 cents higher than it was this time last year.

But we may get a momentary break in prices this week.

“If there’s ever a time one could expect gasoline prices to flatline, this week should be one of them,” said Gregg Laskoski, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy.

“Given the Dept. of Energy report last week of a huge build in gasoline inventory followed by the brutal 1-2 punch from Winter Storms Helena and Iras, that brings immediate and downward pressure on fuel prices. Between the two storms they’ve brought nearly a foot of rain, mudslides and rockslides to California & Nevada; snow, sleet & freezing rain in the Pacific northwest; snow and ice storms in the Plains and upper Midwest; and winter advisories in effect from the Deep South all the way to the northeast where nearly a foot of snow brought travel to a crawl on the I-95 corridor from North Carolina to Portland, ME,” Laskoski added.

The cheapest prices now according to the survey is $1.95 at several locations.

BP (East Brainerd Rd at I 75), Hi Tech (Mountain Creek Road), Midnite Oil (Signal Mountain Road), Circle K (Signal Mtn Rd/Mountain Creek), Scenic Market (Lee Highway)

The cheapest price in Cleveland is $2.03 at the BP on Georgetown Pike & Ann Ln NW.

The best price in Athens, Tennessee is $1.99 at the CITGO at 405 S White St near Elizabeth St.

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