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Tennessee has 10th cheapest gas in nation

The Tennessee gas price average continues to increase slowly and is only a penny higher this week. The Tennessee Gas Price average is now $1.71 which is 17 cents more than one month ago and nearly 79 cents less than one year ago. Average price in Coffee County is $1.70 as of 2 p.m. Monday.

“Americans are slowly but steadily returning to driving, causing gas prices to increase across the country,” said Megan Cooper, spokesperson, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “The good news is gas is still cheap. Motorists can fill-up for $2/gallon or less at 70% of gas stations across the country.”

Quick Facts
• 76% of Tennessee gas stations have prices below $1.75
• The lowest 10% of pump prices are $1.54 for regular unleaded
• The highest 10% of pump prices are $2.05 for regular unleaded
• Tennessee is the 10th least expensive market in the nation

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National Gas Prices
The national gas price average is $1.97, just one penny more expensive than last week. Part of the incremental jump can be attributed to increases in gasoline demand, which saw a 7% week-over-week increase. However, demand is still down nearly 25% compared to last year, according to the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest reports.
Today’s national average is 20 cents more than a month ago, but 85 cents less than a year ago

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