(Rutherford County, TN) Average gasoline prices in Tennessee rose 16.8 cents per gallon last week, averaging $2.86/g today, according to GasBuddy’s survey of of 3,821 stations in Tennessee. Prices in Tennessee are 11.8 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and 10.9 cents per gallon lower than a year ago. The national average diesel price fell 1.4 cents last week to $4.67 a gallon. Diesel prices in Tennessee currently average $4.42 a gallon, according to AAA, the Auto Club. This time last year, diesel averaged $3.39 a gallon.
Currently, Middle Tennessee is the best place for cheap fuel. In Rutherford County, gasoline prices for regular unleaded average $2.75 per gallon, making Rutherford County one of the top ten places to fill up. Neighboring Bedford, Wilson and Coffee counties have even cheaper gas! Bedford and Wilson counties average $2.71 per gallon, while Coffee County has an average fuel cost of $2.74 per gallon. Neighboring Davidson County averages $2.79 per gallon. Across Rutherford County, Cannon County averages $2.92 per gallon.
Williamson County has the highest average price per gallon in the state for regular unleaded fuel at $3.24. According to GasBuddy price reports, Tennessee’s cheapest station was priced at $2.29/g yesterday. The most expensive gas in a rural area of the state was $6.11 per gallon, a difference of $3.82/g. Right now, it looks like Tennessee is the 9th cheapest state overall for gas.
The national average gasoline price rose 12.3 cents per gallon last week, averaging $3.17/g today. The national average is down 22.5 cents per gallon from a month ago and sits 9.5 cents per gallon lower than a year ago, according to GasBuddy data compiled from over 11 million weekly price reports covering over 150,000 service stations across the country.
Historical gas prices in TN and US 10-year average:
- January 2, 2022: $2.97/g (US average: $3.26/g)
- January 2, 2021: $2.01/g (US average: $2.25/g)
- January 2, 2020: $2.37/g (US average: $2.59/g)
- January 2, 2019: $1.97/g (US average: $2.25/g)
- January 2, 2018: $2.24/g (US average: $2.49/g)
- January 2, 2017: $2.13/g (US average: $2.34/g)
- January 2, 2016: $1.74/g (US average: $1.99/g)
- January 2, 2015: $2.06/g (US average: $2.21/g)
- January 2, 2014: $3.11/g (US average: $3.32/g)
- January 2, 2013: $3.12/g (US average: $3.28/g)
Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:
- Chattanooga – $2.75/g, up 17.0 cents per gallon from $2.58/g last week.
- Nashville – $2.85/g, up 19.9 cents per gallon from $2.65/g last week.
- Huntsville – $2.87/g, up 14.0 cents per gallon from $2.73/g last week.
“For the first time in two months, the nation’s average gasoline price rose sharply last week as extremely cold weather led to numerous refining issues, shutting down more than a million barrels of oil capacity. refining, driving up wholesale prices,” said Patrick De Haan. , Head of Petroleum Analysis at GasBuddy. “Furthermore, China’s reopening plans have given markets inspiration that global oil demand will begin to recover, as China’s nearly three-year Covid-zero policies appear to be coming to an end. So that the pump jump will likely be temporary as most refiners get back online after cold weather related issues some regions like the Rockies could see more price increases than others as weather shutdowns cold weather is hitting the region quite hard, with one refinery likely remaining out of business until the first quarter of 2023. Most regions have seen the bulk of the upside already, but if oil continues to recover, further increases may be in the works.”
Source: GasBuddy is the authoritative voice for gas prices and the only source of station-level data. GasBuddy’s survey is updated 288 times daily from the most diverse list of sources covering nearly 150,000 stations nationwide, the most comprehensive and up-to-date in the country. GasBuddy data can be accessed at http://prices.GasBuddy.com.