Southern Middle Tennessee Thanksgiving motorists will enjoy the lowest gasoline prices since the deep recession ripped the economy in 2009. Several locations in Coffee County now offer a gallon of regular fuel for less than $2.50. That ties the state average set in 2009. Some analysts say the price could dip even lower in the next few weeks. Several stations in the Chattanooga area offer gas for $2.39 per gallon. The Tennessean reports the state average for gas stands at $2.67, down from $3.17 for last Thanksgiving. Crude oil prices continue to tumble. Experts say plentiful U.S. production, slack global demand, and improved vehicle fuel economy all contribute to the pump price decline. Triple A says nearly one million Tennesseans are expected to travel at least 50 miles from home over the long Thanksgiving weekend. About 33,000 are expected to travel by air.