Baton Rouge gas prices fall 9.8 cents per gallon this week as prices plummet nationwide


Baton Rouge gas prices fell an average of 9.8 cents over the last week, and the average price in the city is $1.92 per gallon, according to GasBuddy, a tech company that keeps data on gas prices.

GasBuddy’s daily survey of 361 stations determined that the most expensive station in Baton Rouge charges $2.45 per gallon, while the cheapest rate is $1.55 per gallon.

The national average price has fallen, too, declining 14.3 cents per gallon this week. That’s 32.9 cents lower than last year’s national average for gas.

“It’s coming true — gas prices are plummeting in every town, city and state with the national average seeing one of its biggest weekly declines in the last decade,” GasBuddy Head of Petroleum Analysis Patrick DeHaan said.

DeHaan said the root cause for the drop in gas prices is the coronavirus, as the outbreak reduced oil demands globally.

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