Gas Prices Rise 4.3 Cents In Chattanooga

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The price of gas in the state is 20 cents below the national average of $2.35.

Gasoline prices are on the rise as the summer driving season kicks into high gear.

According to a press release from AAA of Western and Central New York, the latest Energy Information Administration report shows gasoline demand reached a new weekly record and the 2017 demand average over the past four weeks is about 1 percent greater than the same four week period previous year.

The national price increased 2.1 cents in the past week to $2.33 per gallon, GasBuddy reported.

This morning, Springfieldians could purchase gas for as low as $2.03 per gallon at a handful of filling stations.

AAA unveiled their look at gas prices in the Sunshine State and across the nation on Monday.

Nationally, the average price of fuel Sunday was $2.35, an increase of four cents from a week before, while Georgia's average of $2.23 was up five cents over the same time period, the auto club said. In nearby San Bernardino, the average cost of fuel was $2.86 per gallon and in Riverside, it was $2.91 per gallon. Areas in California and their current gas price climate: Stockton- $2.82/g, down 2.6 cents per gallon from last week's $2.85/g.

At $2.09 per gallon, SC has the cheapest gas in the nation. Triple-A MI says the drop is likely to be short-lived due to low gasoline inventory and high demand in the Midwest.

"Strong gasoline demand across the country is continuing to push prices higher at the pump, a trend that we don't see letting up through the end of summer", said Steward.

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