AAA: Gas prices continue to rise across Tennessee

Tennessee

A woman pumps gas at a gas pump at a convenience store in Pittsburgh Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) — Tennessee’s average gasoline price increased by another eight cents over the past week, according to AAA.

AAA says the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded in Tennessee stands at $2.579 as of Monday, the most expensive daily average since May 2019.

“With refinery utilization at a record low, gasoline supplies tightening, demand modestly increasing and crude prices on the rise, cheap prices are in the rear view mirror for the immediate future,” AAA spokesperson Megan Cooper said in a news release.

Johnson City’s average price increased by about eight cents over the past week to $2.576 per gallon.

For the Kingsport-Bristol area, the average price increased by about six cents to $2.542 per gallon.

AAA says the metro areas of Nashville ($2.64), Clarksville ($2.62), and Memphis ($2.62) have the most expensive gas in the state while Knoxville ($2.52), Chattanooga ($2.52), and Kingsport ($2.54) have the cheapest.

Tennessee remains the ninth least expensive market in the nation, AAA reports.

Tennessee Average Gas Price (Regular)

Current: $2.579
Yesterday: $2.574
Week ago: $2.503
Month ago: $2.234
Year ago: $2.168

Johnson City Average Gas Price (Regular)

Current: $2.576
Yesterday: $2.573
Week ago: $2.500
Month ago: $2.254
Year ago: $2.152

Kingsport-Bristol Average Gas Price (Regular)

Current: $2.542
Yesterday: $2.542
Week ago: $2.480
Month ago: $2.239
Year ago: $2.132

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