|Gas prices continue to drop|
Tennessee's state average gas price is $2.43 per gallon for regular unleaded, placing it as the 7th lowest average in the nation. The average is six cents below last week's average, 12 cents less than a month ago and 20 cents less than one year ago. According to AAA, today's national average is $2.64, which is seven cents less expensive than last Monday, 13-cents less than a month ago and 21-cents cheaper than a year ago. Domestic gasoline stocks built by a surprising 4.4 million bbl, bringing the U.S. stock level not seen since the end of March. "On the week, nearly half of all states saw gas price averages decrease by at least a nickel," said Jeanette Casselano, AAA spokesperson. "While gasoline demand increased week-over-week, it wasn't enough to stay on pace with the huge jump in gasoline stocks. Therefore, pump prices continue to decline across the country."