Average retail gasoline prices in the Nashville area rose 5.6 cents per gallon during the past week, averaging $2.90 per gallon as of Dec. 27, according to gasoline price website NashvilleGasPrices.com.
Comparatively, the national average saw an increase of 4.3 cents per gallon to $3.03 per gallon during the past week, the website notes.
Of the retail stations NashvilleGasPrices.com assesses, the downtown Exxon at 1111 Broadway had the highest per-gallon price at $3.06. The lowest per-gallon price, $2.72, was found at the Phillips 66 at 1200 Old Hickory Boulevard in Madison.
On Dec. 27, gas prices in the Nashville area (NashvilleGasePrices.com includes some communities in counties surrounding Davidson County) were 42.8 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 21.5 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 17.7 cents per gallon during the last month and stood on Monday 42.9 cents per gallon higher than on Dec. 27, 2009.