Gas Prices Remain High For Holiday Weekend
There are no lane closures on Tennessee roads this weekend as TDOT suspended all construction projects for the holiday weekend. About a million people are expected to travel Tennessee’s highways this weekend. Each one of those motorists are feeling a little lighter in the wallet this year for their travel…as according to the AAA, gas prices are the highest they have been in 7 years…the national average sits at a little over $3 a gallon. Fortunately the state of Tennessee though is below the national average sitting at around $2.88 a gallon statewide. Locally, we’re a little cheaper than the state average…with prices ranging from $2.75 to $2.85.
Around the area some of the best prices can be found in Greeneville & Sevierville with prices as low as $2.62 & $2.66 respectively. Dandridge has some of the highest in the area at $2.87.
According to AAA Tennessee is the ninth least expensive state to buy gas….California has the highest gas prices in the nation…even higher than Hawaii…the golden state average for gas is $4.28 a gallon. Ouch…
What should really make people angry is to think last year the price of gas was over a dollar a gallon cheaper than it is now.