Growing stocks to drive gas prices cheaper through year-end
NASHVILLE, Tenn., (Dec. 9, 2019) — Tennessee Gas Price average is $2.23 which is two cents higher than last week, three cents higher than last month and 15 cents more than last year.
The national gas price average is $2.57 which is one penny less than last Monday, a nickel less than one month ago, but 15 cents more than this time last year. The majority of states saw minimal movement at the pump in the last week, several saw decreases of up to four cents while fewer than a dozen states saw gas prices increase.
“Since the end of October, gasoline demand has mostly decreased as gasoline stocks have mostly increased, paving the way for cheaper gas prices,” said Jeanette Casselano, AAA spokesperson. “AAA expects stocks to continue to grow and drive gas prices even cheaper through year-end.”
At the close of Friday’s formal trading session on the NYMEX, WTI increased by 77 cents to settle at $59.20. Crude prices rose after reports emerged that OPEC and its partners announced an agreement to cut crude production by an additional 500,000 b/d to help maintain prices amid market fears of slowing global demand.
CURRENT AND PAST PRICE AVERAGES
Regular Unleaded Gasoline
|Monday||Sunday||Week Ago||Month Ago||One Year Ago||2018 High||Record High|
|National||$2.573||$2.577||$2.589||$2.624||$2.423||$2.97 (5/26/2018)||$4.11 (7/17/2008)|
|Tennessee||$2.324||$2.327||$2.309||$2.359||$2.169||$2.73 (5/27/2018)||$4.12 (9/15/2008)|
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AAA updates fuel price averages daily at www.GasPrices.AAA.com. Every day up to 130,000 stations are surveyed based on credit card swipes and direct feeds in cooperation with the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) and Wright Express for unmatched statistical reliability. All average retail prices in this report are for a gallon of regular, unleaded gasoline.
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