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Published on April 02, 2024
Tennessee Drivers See Modest Relief at Pumps With Gas Prices Dipping SlightlySource: Unsplash/ Wassim Chouak

Tennessee drivers are getting a slight break at the pump with a mild dip in gas prices, as reported by Clarksville Online. Averaging at $3.15 per gallon, the state's gas price reflects a drop of three cents from the previous week, despite being 14 cents higher than the previous month. This figure also stands six cents lower when compared against last year’s prices.

"We’re still continuing to see the fluctuation in pricing we would expect to see at the gas pump this time of year," Megan Cooper, spokeswoman for AAA – The Auto Club Group, explained to Clarksville Online. Furthermore, Clarksville's current rate sits at $3.21, just slightly above Tennessee's average and down by two cents from last week, as per Clarksville Now.

A contributing factor to the price stability could stem from the recent incident affecting the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, potentially impeding fuel logistics on the East Coast. However, nationally, the dynamic seems a bit different with the national gas price average holding steady at $3.53, a figure that's up by 20 cents from a month ago and a mere three cents year-over-year, as reported by Elizabethton.

Despite these fluctuations, Tennessee remains the fifth least expensive market in the nation for gas, a silver lining for consumers focusing on the bottom line. The state's 76% of gas stations are offering prices below $3.25 per gallon, with the cheapest 10% of pump prices around $2.90 for regular unleaded and the highest 10% reaching $3.51.

Drivers on the lookout for affordable fuel options can utilize resources such as the AAA TripTik Travel planner to navigate through the terrain of variable gas prices. As the season progresses and with summer on the horizon, motorists should brace for the traditional uptick in fuel costs that the warmer months may bring.