Gasbuddy: Price at the pump spikes 6 cents

Shreveport gas prices have risen 6.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.81/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 177 stations. Gas prices in Shreveport are 3.1 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 32.0 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Shreveport is priced at $1.63/g today while the most expensive is $2.29/g, a difference of 66.0 cents per gallon. The lowest price in the state today is $1.55/g while the highest is $2.29/g, a difference of 74.0 cents per gallon.

The national average price of gasoline has risen 1.8 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.11/g today. The national average is unchanged  from a month ago and stands 47.6 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:
Little Rock- $1.77/g, down 0.4 cents per gallon from last week’s $1.77/g.
Dallas- $1.76/g, down 2.0 cents per gallon from last week’s $1.78/g.
Louisiana- $1.82/g, up 1.7 cents per gallon from last week’s $1.80/g.

“As the nation saw subdued traffic for Thanksgiving, gas prices have been mostly stable in the last week as gasoline demand plummeted to the lowest since spring as Americans stayed closer to home,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. “With oil holding near a pandemic high around $45 per barrel, we may see additional upward pressure in the weeks ahead, but it’s unlikely to be earth shattering. We’re likely to remain in somewhat of a limbo until early 2021 or vaccines begin to see widespread distribution and Americans slowly start venturing back to their normal lifestyle- if they ever do.”

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