Gas prices drop nearly a dollar a gallon from June highs

Staff photo by Troy Stolt / Ben Michaels pumps gas into his car at the Speedway gas station on the corner of S. Holtzclaw Ave. and E. 3rd Street on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021 Chattanooga, Tenn.

Average gasoline prices in Chattanooga have dropped by nearly 90 cents a gallon from the June highs and could drop even more as the summer travel season eases, according to a report from GasBuddy.com on Monday.

Prices at the pump in Chattanooga are still 78 cents a gallon above where they were a year ago. But GasBuddy surveys show Chattanooga motorists continue to enjoy average regular gas prices that are 55 cents a gallon below the national average.

The average price of regular gas in Chattanooga fell by 13.4 cents a gallon in the past week to $3.62 a gallon, according to GasBuddy's survey of 170 stations in Chattanooga. Prices in Chattanooga are 66.3 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and remain the lowest among the major cities in Tennessee.

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