Gas prices head back up in Chattanooga, but drop in Athens, TN
CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Gas prices suddenly shot up last week in the Chattanooga area.
GasBuddy.com reports the price hike was 3.6 cents a gallon for the week to $1.82.
The national average remained flat for the week.
Chattanooga still has some of the cheapest gas in the region, but it’s getting closer.
Areas nearby Chattanooga and their current gas price climate:
Knoxville- $1.85/g, up 1.2 cents per gallon from last week’s $1.84/g.
Tennessee- $1.89/g, up 0.6 cents per gallon from last week’s $1.89/g.
Huntsville- $1.85/g, down 0.4 cents per gallon from last week’s $1.85/g.
“Many communities across the country have witnessed some form of a gas price rebound in the last week,” said Patrick DeHaan, GasBuddy senior petroleum analyst. “As oil prices have continued to lift, gasoline prices may see additional slight increases in some parts of the country again this week, but overall, gasoline and diesel prices remain very low considering we’re nearing the conclusion of the summer driving season. Barring a disruption to fuel supply as we enter the peak of hurricane season, gas prices nationally will spend more time below $2 per gallon this autumn and winter than they did last year, and I’m sure that’ll make many motorists happy.”
Athens, Tennessee has the cheapest gas right now in our area.
Several locations have $1.69 prices (Speedway Decatur Pike, Murphy USA Decatur Pike, 2 Mobil locations on Decatur Pike & Kangaroo on Decatur Pike)
The cheapest gas in Chattanooga right now is at the Sam’s Club on Brainerd Road ($1.69)
Then it jumps up to $1.73 a gallon at the Hixson Citgo (153 & Carmack Rd) and RaceWay (153 & US-27) and a Ctigo and BP on East Brainerd Road.
Cleveland has a $1.69 price at the Tania Food Market on Benton Pike.