Chattanooga gas prices among lowest in the state

Local fuel priced 31 cents per gallon below U.S. average

FILE - In this May 8, 2015 file photo, gas station attendant Carlos Macar pumps gas in Andover, Mass. Gasoline is close to breaking below a key psychological barrier as drivers enjoy some of the cheapest pump prices since the recession. The nationwide average price of a gallon of regular Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015 was $2.02, down 58 cents from this time last year, according to auto club AAA. Experts say it could drop below $2 in the coming days. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Cheapest counties for gas

1. Unicoi, $166.6 per gallon 2. Hamilton, $1.68.5 per gallon 3. Loudon, $1.68.7 per gallon 4. Hawkins, $1.68.9 per gallon 4. Johnson, $1.68.9 per gallon 4. Claiborne, $1.68.9 per gallon Source: GasBuddy.com

East Tennessee counties boast the lowest prices for gasoline in Tennessee, according to the online news service GasBuddy.com.

Six counties in East Tennessee, including Hamilton County, have regular gas priced, on average, below $1.69 per gallon. The average retail price of gasoline in Chattanooga fell 2.3 cents per gallon in the past week and was nearly 31 cents per gallon below the U.S. average of just under $2 a gallon.

GasBuddy.com listed 11 gas stations in Chattanooga Monday selling regular gas at $1.61 per gallon.

Including the change in gas prices in Chattanooga during the past week, prices in Chattanooga are 37.2