Average retail gasoline prices in the Nashville area did not change during the past week, averaging $3.13 per gallon as of Sunday, according to gasoline price website NashvilleGasPrices.com.
This compares with the national average of $3.42. Likewise, that mark was unchanged from the previous week.
Nashville prices yesterday were 41 cents per gallon lower than they were on the same day one year ago and 8 cents per gallon lower than they were four weeks ago. The national average has decreased 11 cents per gallon during the last four weeks and stands 24.7 cents per gallon lower than on this day one year ago.
"Those who stuck around the low gas price party expecting it to last have realized they're out in the cold," GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan said in a release. "Oil prices are well off their recent lows, and we'll likely continue to see the national average rise in response. Most regions should see prices rising, while the Rockies areas may see any increase take considerably longer to arrive."
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.