Gas prices continue downward trend in Baton Rouge

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Gas prices in Baton Rouge seem to be leveling out according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. 

GasBuddy surveyed 361 Baton Rouge gas outlets and found that average retail gas prices fell by 1.2 cents per gallon last week. 

The average gas price in Baton Rouge on Sunday, May 6 was $2.45 per gallon.

Baton Rouge gas prices are significantly lower than the national average which was $2.80 per gallon last week. 

According to GasBuddy.com, Baton Rouge gas prices on Sunday, “were 33.6 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 7.4 cents per gallon higher than a month ago.”

Despite the increase in gas prices over the last month, they are still well below the high of $3.44 per gallon that Baton Rouge saw on May 7, 2014 

“The rise in gas prices has slowed substantially in the last week in some places, with 15 states seeing gas prices move lower versus last week,” said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. “While we may not be out of the woods yet, especially with President Trump mulling over the Iran nuclear deal, it’s possible we’re very close. Much will depend on his decision on the subject. Killing the deal may inflict more pain on motorists as it may lead to sanctions placed on Iran and their oil production, which would likely push oil prices higher.”

If you would like to view up to date, live fuel prices averages, go to GasBuddy Fuel Insights. 

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