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Louisiana to see a possible rise in gas prices

Louisiana gas prices have fallen 4.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.58/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,436 stations. Gas prices in Louisiana are 16.7 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 93.2 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

“It’s becoming a bit clearer that those 99 cents per gallon gas prices from the COVID-19 pandemic are solidly behind us as gasoline demand rebounds across the country as cities and states slowly reopen. The lowest-priced stations in the country will see some upward movement, but most areas will still see declines,” said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. 

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Louisiana is priced at $1.25/g today while the most expensive is $2.96/g, a difference of $1.71/g. 

The national average price of gasoline has risen 1.5 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $1.75/g today. The national average is down 14.8 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 114.7 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

“While oil may continue to struggle, a disconnect between low oil prices and rising gasoline prices has emerged at the hands of refineries that have slowed production over the past month to avoid flooding the market with unwanted gasoline. As demand stages a rebound, it remains to be seen how quickly refiners will raise production to meet the locations that have or will begin to re-open in the days and weeks ahead. For now, expect prices to see upward potential- but only in the lower-priced states as we await a boost in gasoline production.”

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.