BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is less than three weeks away.

That will be another opportunity for people to travel in 2021.

If you choose to travel via the road, there is some good news on Monday morning.

Local gas prices continue to trend in the right direction for motorists.

According to GasBuddy.com, “Baton Rouge gas prices have fallen 2.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.00/g today.”

Local prices at the pump remain below what they were one month ago but are still way above what they were at this same time last year.

GasBuddy.com says, “Gas prices in Baton Rouge are 9.8 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand $1.22/g higher than a year ago.”

If you search the city, you will find gas as cheap as $2.68 per gallon and on the other end of the spectrum, the most expensive gas in the area is $3.37 per gallon.

The average price of gas in the United States is following the local trend as it went down by over 5 cents per gallon last week.

“The downturn in average gas prices continued to gain momentum last week as oil prices remained at a hefty discount. This is largely due to continued anxiety over the omicron variant and because some countries have begun issuing lockdowns, keeping motorists in some countries from consuming as much fuel,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. “While the Great Lakes region, the fastest to see prices respond to market fluctuations, is seeing hefty monthly declines approaching 30 cents per gallon, much of the rest of the country is lagging behind. But, we will see precipitous declines in the next week or two as stations continue to sell through higher priced inventory before slowly lowering their prices. It’s not impossible given the conditions that price wars, where stations lower their price significantly, could emerge as stations now have considerable room to lower prices.”