Average retail gasoline prices in Nashville fell 6.9 cents per gallon during the past week, averaging $3.65 per gallon as of yesterday, according to gasoline price website NashvilleGasPrices.com.
This compares with the national average that fell 3.3 cents per gallon (to $3.81) during the week.
Similarly, prices had fallen 6.8 cents per gallon during the week of April 16 to April 22.
Nashville-area gas prices Sunday were 12.2 cents per gallon lower than on the same day in 2011 and were 12.6 cents per gallon lower than they were four weeks ago. The national average decreased 8.6 cents per gallon during the last four weeks and stands 10.4 cents per gallon lower than on this day one year ago.
“Unsurprisingly, the average price for a gallon of regular self-serve continues to drop in a majority of communities across the United States,” GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan said in a release. “The national average now stands [about] 10-cents per gallon lower than the same date a year ago. But will we hear an end to complaining about gasoline prices at the pump? Perhaps the rhetoric will wind down, but with summer around the corner, any sudden increase in price of gasoline will have Americans virtually calling for the heads of politicians in November.”
GasBuddy operates NashvilleGasPrices.com and more than 250 similar websites that track gasoline prices at approximately 140,000 gasoline stations in the United States and Canada.