Both oil and gas prices remain stable at this time, with the national average hovering around $3.30 a gallon. Here in Murfreesboro, many discounters dropped regular gas 4-cents to $3.02 per gallon. So far, 2014’s gas prices mirror those at the start of last year.
At this time last year, the nation’s average price for a gallon of regular gas was $3.30, where it stayed until February. Then, pump prices rose upwards of $3.80 a gallon. The cost for gas ranged between $3.50 and $3.80 until mid-September, when it dropped below $3.30 again.
"It still looks like we will enjoy stable gas prices throughout the rest of the month,” said Jessica Brady, AAA spokesperson, The Auto Club Group. "Unless something substantial occurs like a major spike in fuel demand, gas prices should remain around $3.30 to $3.40 until late February when refineries begin the seasonal fuel switch.”
The national average for a gallon of regular, unleaded gasoline is $3.29, 2 cents less than last week. Florida's average of $3.37 also fell 2 cents from last week, as well as Tennessee’s average of $3.10. Georgia’s average of $3.22 rose 1-cent from last week.