Baton Rouge gas prices dropped 4 cents in last week

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Baton Rouge gas prices have fallen 4.1 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.22 per gallon, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 361 stations.

Gas prices in Baton Rouge are still 15.7 cents per gallon higher than last month, yet 28.3 cents per gallon lower than last year.

According to GasBuddy.com, the cheapest Baton Rouge station charges $2.00 per gallon, and the most expensive charges $2.99 per gallon.

The national average price of gas has fallen 1.9 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.64 per gallon.

“Oil prices have cooled back off after Saudi Arabia brought a significant portion of oil production and processing back online, helping the national average to begin moving lower again, but don’t tell California- who saw a massive spike of nearly 25 cents per gallon in the last week, fueled by refining issues there,” said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. “While most of the country will likely see prices tip-toe lower as oil prices have moved lower, California will see prices move higher in the week ahead, with increases also possible in those areas that receive their gasoline from California- including Las Vegas.

The lowest price in the U.S. is $1.89 per gallon, while the highest is $6.24 per gallon.

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