Huntsville gas prices on the rise

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Gas prices in Huntsville increased by 1.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.97/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 261 stations in Huntsville. This compares with the national average that is unchanged versus last week to $2.25/g, according to GasBuddy.

Average gas prices on January 28 in Huntsville over the last five years:

  • $2.35/g in 2018
  • $2.08/g in 2017
  • $1.61/g in 2016
  • $1.91/g in 2015
  • $3.12/g in 2014

Including the local change during the past week, prices yesterday were 37.8 cents per gallon lower last year and are 1.8 cents per gallon lower than last month. The national average dropped 2.0 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 31.6 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

Areas near Huntsville and their current gas price climate:

  • Chattanooga- $1.98/g, up 2.2 cents per gallon from last week’s $1.96/g.
  • Birmingham- $1.99/g, up 5.4 cents per gallon from last week’s $1.93/g.
  • Tennessee- $2.03/g, up 3.4 cents per gallon from last week’s $2.00/g.

“The national average saw limited upward movement in the last week, while the lowest price stations overall were the locations that saw prices tick higher. The percent of gas stations in the U.S. selling under $2 per gallon fell from 37% to 27% over the last week as oil prices hold above $53 per barrel. We’re also starting to see early refineries begin seasonal maintenance, which may aid prices moving higher in the weeks ahead,” said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. “Part of where gas prices go from here and how quickly depends on whether or not politicians can make a long-term budget agreement. Another prolonged shutdown will hurt the economy and likely keep gas prices more muted. In addition, watch for any progress of a broad trade deal with China. Even the sub-zero temperatures upcoming in many areas could play a role in gasoline prices, diesel prices and heating oil: it may keep Americans at home, using more heavy oils to heat their home.”

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