KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Gas prices just keep falling in East Tennessee and across the country. According to new numbers released by AAA on Wednesday, the national average has dropped for 49 out of the past 50 days and last month saw the largest monthly decline since last November.
AAA credited falling crude prices and easing refinery issues west of the Rockies for the drop, noting that even those western states are seeing prices fall. They said only two states, Washington and Wyoming, saw gas prices rise last week and that was by less than a penny. Crude Prices fell it said due to global economic concerns, easing tensions with Iran, and a stronger American dollar.
Prices fell nearly a dime in Cleveland, the biggest drop in the region; while Maryville had the cheapest gas at $3.171.