Gas prices fall to 12-year low

Holly Viers • Jun 30, 2017 at 6:00 PM

NASHVILLE — As summer travel season kicks into gear, motorists are enjoying the lowest gas prices in 12 years, with average prices dropping below $2 in the Tri-Cities.

Tennessee has the nation’s sixth-lowest daily average price for gasoline, according to a press release from AAA.

The most expensive gas price averages in Tennessee are in Nashville, Memphis and Clarksville/Hopkinsville, while the least expensive averages are in Chattanooga and the Tri-Cities.

Since June 1, gas prices in the state averaged $2.07, the lowest price since 2005, and 9 cents less than the same period last year. In the Tri-Cities, the average gas price is $1.99.

Nationally, gas prices have averaged $2.33 this year, compared to last year’s average of $2.35.