Fuel prices remained steady Monday as Hurricane Florence churned toward the east coast, likely headed for landfall in the Carolinas.
Gas prices have fallen 2 cents in the past week, according to analysts from GasBuddy and AAA.
The state average of $2.61 per gallon is 2 cents less than a week ago and 1-cent less than last month.
Gas prices in the southeastern U.S. moved in opposite directions during the past week. While pump prices moved lower in Georgia and Tennessee, they quickly climbed in Florida.
Gas prices rose 2 cents last week as prices in the southeast continue to face upward pressure, according to a Monday AAA report.
The average gas price in Johnson City is $2.57 per gallon.
Gas prices are trending lower after a small jump at the pump last week.
According to both AAA and GasBuddy analysts, gas prices in Tennessee rose 1.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.59 on Sunday.
On Fourth of July, an estimated 39.7 million Americans will hit the road for vacation. Drivers will see a spike in gas prices within the next two days, but the increase won’t be enough to deter vacationers from traveling.
Gas prices in Tennessee declined for the 28th consecutive day on Sunday.
Motorists are now getting some welcome relief from high prices at the pump as gas prices continue to steadily decline, AAA analysis’s said in a Monday news release.
According to a Monday report from AAA, gas prices are continuing to decline for the third week in a row.
As of Monday, national gas prices averaged at $2.95 per gallon, with Tennessee’s statewide average at $2.70.
Gas prices are finally expected to drop, according to press releases from both AAA Auto Club and GasBuddy.
The national average price for gas stands at $2.92, which is the highest gas prices have been since 2014.