Gas Prices Drop 1.4 Cents In Chattanooga

Andrew Cummings
March 20, 2017

Including the change in gas prices in Wyoming during the past week, prices yesterday were 42.9 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 4.7 cents per gallon higher than a month ago.

The Lone Star State continues to see a small decrease in gas price averages for regular unleaded fuel according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. And in Western New York, prices have also fallen one cent, to $2.40.

The average price this week is at $2.09 a gallon which is down two cents from last week. Prices have declined 14 of the last 16 days across the country. The five states taking the largest increases were OH (up 6.5 cents), IN (6.3 cents), Utah (3.6 cents a gallon), IL (2.5 cents) and MI (2.3 cents).

Knoxville- $2.00, down 1.8 cents per gallon from last week's $2.01. The highest average was about $2.38 in the Lansing area.

While the drop at the pump is most welcome, we're almost guaranteed to see prices rebound well in time for Memorial Day and the start of the summer driving season. States posting the highest prices are Hawaii ($3.064 a gallon), California ($2.997), Washington ($2.845), Alaska ($2.739) and OR ($2.672). Cave City motorists are paying an average of $2.16, Munfordville and Edmonton are both at $2.17 and Park City and Tompkinsville are at $2.19.

Benchmark Brent crude futures were down 60 cents at $51.16 a barrel this morning in trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

The Marquette region, which is an average of all U.P. gas stations, is at $2.37 a gallon.

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