The Giles County gas price average continues to trend upward, climbing six cents over last week.
The county's average is now $1.98 which is 12 cents more than one month ago and 34 cents less than one year ago.
"The recent gas price pump increases are a bit surprising given December demand numbers are the lowest posted for the month since 1999," said Megan Cooper, AAA spokeswoman
Tennessee remains the 7th least expensive market in the nation
However, demand still remains at an extremely low level. AAA believes this factor will impact gas prices, pushing them cheaper in January.