Nashville-area retail gasoline prices rise for week, month, year

Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 5:35pm
Staff reports

Average retail gasoline prices in the Nashville area rose 5.6 cents per gallon during the past week, averaging $2.90 per gallon as of Dec. 27, according to gasoline price website NashvilleGasPrices.com.

Comparatively, the national average saw an increase of 4.3 cents per gallon to $3.03 per gallon during the past week, the website notes.

Of the retail stations NashvilleGasPrices.com assesses, the downtown Exxon at 1111 Broadway had the highest per-gallon price at $3.06. The lowest per-gallon price, $2.72, was found at the Phillips 66 at 1200 Old Hickory Boulevard in Madison.

On Dec. 27, gas prices in the Nashville area (NashvilleGasePrices.com includes some communities in counties surrounding Davidson County) were 42.8 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 21.5 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 17.7 cents per gallon during the last month and stood on Monday 42.9 cents per gallon higher than on Dec. 27, 2009. 

4 Comments on this post:

By: govskeptic on 12/29/10 at 9:27

More competition along with less state legislation interferring
with prices to consumers would help Middle Tn consumers
more than anything. Only two corporate names(not brand
names)in this area control most retail purchases. State
restricts companies like Kroger, Sam's club and others
from selling gasoline any lower than 3-5 cents below
neighboring retailers. That should/could be lifted.

By: girliegirl on 12/29/10 at 11:59

It has to do with China and the price of food and consumer goods world wide. They just covered it on all of the financial media stations.... ergo...not much we can do about it, sadly.

By: gdiafante on 12/30/10 at 8:36

What? You mean we can't blame Obama or Congress? What will we do??

By: MusicCity615 on 12/31/10 at 2:19

I think this is a reason why we need to implement Streetcars, lightrail, and more commuter rails in Davidson County and the Middle Tennessee area.