Gas prices continue to climb after Memorial Day

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Gas prices continued to climb in Chattanooga after the Memorial Day holiday.

Average prices rose 4.2 cents here to $2.18 a gallon according to the GasBuddy.com survey.

The national average was up 3.9 cents for the week.

Right now, the average price in Chattanooga is higher than our neighbors in Knoxville ($2.15) or Huntsville ($2.14)

“The first week of the summer driving season saw the national average price of gasoline rise by less than 4 cents per gallon, but some states saw much greater volatility resulting from regional refinery setbacks and/or wholesale fuel spikes,” said Gregg Laskoski, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy.

You can still find a gallon of gas below two dollars in the Chattanooga area.

The Sam’s Club on Lee Highway has the lowest price now in the GasBuddy survey at $1.98.

And the Costco off I 75 in north Georgia also has a $1.98 price.

Everything else is over two dollars.

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