GasBuddy: Price at the pump dips a little

Louisiana gas prices have fallen 0.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.71/g Monday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,436 stations in Louisiana.

Gas prices in Louisiana are 0.6 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 94.2 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Louisiana is priced at $2.43/g Monday while the most expensive is $3.09/g, a difference of 66.0 cents per gallon. The lowest price in the state Monday is $2.43/g while the highest is $3.09/g, a difference of 66.0 cents per gallon.The national average price of gasoline has risen 1.6 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.07/g Monday. The national average is up 3.7 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 97.7 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:
Baton Rouge- $2.62/g, down 1.3 cents per gallon from last week’s $2.63/g.
Jackson- $2.69/g, down 1 cent per gallon from last week’s $2.70/g.
New Orleans- $2.66/g, down 0.8 cents per gallon from last week’s $2.67/g.

“We’ve seen the national average gas price continue to inch higher as oil prices have reached $71 per barrel, the highest since 2018, as gasoline demand continues to rebound,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy.

“Strong gasoline demand as states and cities reopen will likely continue to be a major factor keeping gas prices elevated even as oil production climbs in the months ahead. With most additional supply being gobbled up very quickly, gas prices will likely stay at elevated levels for the foreseeable future. Motorists can continue to fight the high gas prices by remembering to shop around each time they get below half a tank.”

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