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Highest amount of stations trending under $2 since May

Louisiana gas prices have risen 0.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.89/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,436 stations. Gas prices in Louisiana are 1.4 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 35.1 cents per gallon lower than a year ago. The cheapest station in Louisiana is priced at $1.61/g today while the most expensive is $2.89/g, a difference of $1.28/g. 

The national average price of gasoline is unchanged  in the last week, averaging $2.14/g today. The national average is down 4.2 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 45.5 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

“Gas price trends continue to be typical for this time of year, easing slightly in most places as demand continues its slow seasonal drop, with potential enhancement from the recent surge in new coronavirus cases,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. 

“More stations are falling back under $2 per gallon, in fact the highest amount of stations since May are now under that level, and I do believe that trend will continue at least for now as improvement in the coronavirus situation remains elusive. There may be minor disruption in price and localized supply challenges as Tropical Storm Zeta again takes aim for the Gulf Coast, but like we’ve seen with Laura, Sally and Delta, these issues have been very minor compared to a normal year due to the reduction in our gasoline appetite.”

GasBuddy is the authoritative voice for gas prices and the only source for station-level data spanning nearly two decades. GasBuddy’s survey updates 288 times every day from the most diverse list of sources covering nearly 150,000 stations nationwide, the most comprehensive and up-to-date in the country.