Gas Prices Continue Downward Trend
Gas prices continue to gradually fall. In the Chattanooga area, prices have fallen at many locations to below $3 a gallon. Here in Cocke County, the average price sits at around $3.19. Elsewhere you will find the same average price in Greene County. However, Hamblen County is about 20 cents higher at $3.39. Jefferson County has the highest average prices at $3.46. Sevier County is where you will find the cheapest prices in the surrounding area. Average price in Sevier County sits at $3.13.
The average price in Tennessee now sits at $3.34. That’s down about 30 cents in just the last month and is the 6th lowest in the nation. According to the AAA, The average price nationally is $3.76. The lowest average price is in Texas at $3.23. The highest price is in Hawaii where a gallon of regular will set you back $5.30…California of course not far behind at $5.27. Those are the only two states where gas averages over $5 a gallon.