Local gas prices up 17 cents in past month

Gas prices level off after pipeline service restored

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Gas prices have leveled off since a leaking pipeline in Alabama was repaired last week, but the 12-day pipeline shutdown and higher oil prices have pushed up gas prices over the past month by more than 17 cents per gallon.

The average retail gasoline prices in Chattanooga rose 0.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.19 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 170 gas outlets in Chattanooga. Nationwide, Gasbuddy price surveys show the average price dipped by 0.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.20 per gallon.

Including the change in gas prices in Chattanooga during the past week, prices Sunday were 26 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 17.3 cents per gallon higher than a month ago.