AAA: Gas prices rise slightly; Johnson City among highest in state


According to AAA, gas prices are on the rise after a 90-day price drop. Johnson City is recording the highest gas prices in the region, says AAA, with the average price at $2.02. 

The following is a news release from AAA: 

Gas prices are back on the rise, now that the oil market is regaining strength. Gas prices in Tennessee increased 3 cents in the past four days. Sunday’s state average of $1.998 was just fractions of a cent from returning above $2 per gallon, for the first time since January 1. Click here to view today’s average price. 

Pump prices in Tennessee are now rising for the first time in more than 12 weeks. Over the course of 90 days, the state average declined a total of 72 cents, saving the average driver more than $10 on a full tank of gas. 

An average price of $2 per gallon would still be 33 cents per gallon less than what Tennessee motorists paid this time last year, and 73 cents less than what they paid when gas prices hit their 2018 peak, around Memorial Day. 

Click here to view AAA’s state and metro gas price averages

Most expensive gas price averages:

  • Nashville ($2.08)
  • Jackson ($2.03)
  • ​​​​​Johnson City ($2.02)

Least expensive gas price averages:

  • Cleveland ($1.92)
  • Chattanooga ($1.94)
  • Memphis ($1.96)

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