Thanksgiving Gas Price Drop Continues

Chattanooga (WDEF) – People driving through Chattanooga for the Thanksgiving holiday had plenty to be thankful for.

Gas prices dropped another 4.6 cents a gallon here over the last week.

That is double the national average of 2.4 cents for the week.

GasBuddy.com reports the average in Chattanooga is now $1.78, compared to $2.04 nationally.

And that’s at least 8 cents cheaper than Nashville, Knoxville, Huntsville and Atlanta.

"Gasoline prices over the weekend and holiday were certainly quite cheap compared to prior years and other holidays this year," said Patrick DeHaan, GasBuddy senior petroleum analyst. "While some cities and states may see some slight bumps at the pump in the days ahead thanks to the fallout of the downing of a Russian fighter jet last week, we’re more focused on the upcoming OPEC meeting this coming weekend and the potential implications from any major change in oil production. There are expectations that OPEC will continue to kick the can down the road and not change production levels. If there are surprises either way, it could definitely be felt at the pump and into 2016," he added.

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The best prices right now on GasBuddy.com for Chattanooga is $1.63 at the BP on Amnicola & $1.68 at the RaceWay there.

Signal Mountain boulevard has several $1.69 prices.

The Cleveland area has several $1.68 prices now, while north Georgia’s best prices are in the $1.70 + range.

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