Clarksville has the cheapest gas prices in Tennessee – Clarksville Online

Tennessee is the seventh cheapest market in the nation

AAANashville, Tennessee – Gas prices across Tennessee continue to fall as 1.2 million Tennesseans prepare to take to the streets for Thanksgiving. In the past week, gas prices have fallen an average of nine cents.

The average gas price in Tennessee is now $3.20, which is 13 cents less than a month ago and 8 cents more than a year ago.

Earlier this month, it looked like gas prices in Tennessee could test record highs, but with the recent drop in pump prices, it looks like prices may avoid record highs.

In Tennessee, the highest daily median price for Thanksgiving was reset to $3.18 a gallon in 2012. Today’s average gas price of $3.20 is 10 cents higher than what Tennessee drivers paid last Thanksgiving ($3.10).

“Tennesseers need to be a little more grateful this Thanksgiving as gas prices are likely to fall further ahead of the holiday weekend,” said Megan Cooper, spokeswoman for AAA – The Auto Club Group.

“As drivers begin preparing for their road trips this week, AAA reminds drivers to plan ahead by ensuring their vehicle is well maintained and up to date on oil changes and maintenance, and that they have a fully equipped emergency vehicle have kit in their vehicle,” Cooper said.

Check out the full AAA Thanksgiving Travel forecast here.

Fast Facts

  • 69% of gas stations in Tennessee have prices under $3.25
  • The lowest 10% of pump prices are $2.95 for regular unleaded gasoline
  • The top 10% of pump prices are $3.55 for regular unleaded gasoline
  • Tennessee is the seventh cheapest market in the nation

National gas prices

Drivers who fill up before Thanksgiving will benefit from falling gas pump prices, as the national average for a gallon of gasoline fell 11 cents to $3.66 over the past week. That is the good news. Unfortunately, this week, while lower, will see the highest national Thanksgiving median price since AAA began keeping records in 2000.

According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), gas demand fell from 9.01 million to 8.74 million b/d last week. Meanwhile, total domestic gasoline inventories rose nearly 2.2 million barrels to 207.9 million barrels. Increased supply and fewer drivers filling up have pushed pump prices down. As demand remains low and inventories grow, drivers will likely see pump prices drop during the Thanksgiving holiday.

Today’s national average of $3.66 is 16 cents down from a month ago and 26 cents up from a year ago.

National Oil Market Dynamics

At the end of Friday’s formal trading session, WTI fell $1.56 to $80.08. Crude oil prices fell last week despite the EIA reporting that total domestic commercial crude inventories fell dramatically by 5.4 million barrels.

Instead, prices fell as the market feared that oil demand could fall due to growing economic concerns. This week, persistent concerns that economic growth may falter or reverse course could push prices lower. If crude oil demand falls, prices are likely to follow suit.

Drivers can use the AAA TripTik trip planner to find current gas prices along their route.

AAA expects to rescue 411,000 stranded motorists over the holiday weekend

More than 411,000 drivers need AAA roadside assistance over the holiday weekend. The most common reasons are dead batteries, flat tires and lockouts.

AAA encourages drivers to receive a full vehicle inspection before hitting the road to check everything from tires, oil, air filters and wiper blades. AAA has a list of certified mechanics at

AAA reminds drivers to ‘drive over for me’

The more people share the streets, the greater the danger for people on the side of the road. AAA is reminding motorists to slow down and switch for first responders and tow trucks. We also ask that you show the same courtesy to people with disabled vehicles.

“We want to make sure that all vacationers, tow truck drivers and first responders get home safely this Thanksgiving,” Cooper said. “Please be polite and move over for flashing lights, whether it’s a tow truck or a disabled vehicle with its hazard lights on.”

Click here to learn more about Auto Club Group’s Move Over for Me campaign

Tennessee regional prices

  • most expensive Subway Markets – Jackson ($3.30), Memphis ($3.27), Cleveland ($3.24)
  • best Subway Markets – Clarksville ($3.12), Chattanooga ($3.14), Johnson City ($3.17)

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