Gas prices in Huntsville are rising

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville gas prices increased by 8.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.23/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 261 stations. Gas prices in Huntsville are 26.6 cents per gallon higher than last month, yet stand 4.8 cents per gallon lower last year.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Huntsville is priced at $1.95/g today while the most expensive is $2.44/g, a difference of 49.0 cents per gallon. The lowest price in the state today is $1.99/g while the highest is $2.49/g, a difference of 50.0 cents per gallon. The cheapest price in the entire country today stands at $1.86/g while the most expensive is $4.99/g, a difference of $3.13/g.

The national average price of gasoline rose 2.7 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.43/g today. The national average is up 15.6 cents per gallon from last month, yet stands 9.1 cents per gallon lower than last year.

Historical gasoline prices in Huntsville and the national average going back a decade:

  • March 4, 2018: $2.28/g (U.S. Average: $2.52/g)
  • March 4, 2017: $2.06/g (U.S. Average: $2.31/g)
  • March 4, 2016: $1.58/g (U.S. Average: $1.81/g)
  • March 4, 2015: $2.16/g (U.S. Average: $2.45/g)
  • March 4, 2014: $3.21/g (U.S. Average: $3.46/g)
  • March 4, 2013: $3.58/g (U.S. Average: $3.75/g)
  • March 4, 2012: $3.60/g (U.S. Average: $3.77/g)
  • March 4, 2011: $3.43/g (U.S. Average: $3.48/g)
  • March 4, 2010: $2.66/g (U.S. Average: $2.68/g)
  • March 4, 2009: $1.86/g (U.S. Average: $1.91/g)

Surrounding areas and their current gas prices:

  • Chattanooga- $2.15/g, unchanged from last week’s $2.16/g.
  • Birmingham- $2.26/g, up 13.7 cents per gallon from last week’s $2.12/g.
  • Tennessee- $2.21/g, up 3.2 cents per gallon from last week’s $2.17/g

“Gas prices continued to heat up across much of the country over the last week as every area of the country has now started the first step in transitioning to summer gasoline at the same time refiners continue maintenance,” said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. “Looking at macroeconomics, rumors of a U.S.-China trade deal may push oil prices higher as it would likely lead to increasing economic growth rates in both countries and pushing demand for oil higher. Since gas prices bottomed out nearly two months ago, average gas prices are up 20 cents. We may see another 20 cent hike or so over the next two months, or perhaps greater if there are any refinery kinks that arise. We’ll still be in good shape for summer gas prices to be under their year ago levels, so all is not lost.”

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