Local gas prices remain the same as Thanksgiving comes to a close


BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Thanksgiving is over but area residents still have things to be thankful for this time of year.

One thing that local drivers could be thankful for is steady gas prices.

Baton Rouge gas prices seemed to have plateaued as they “are unchanged in the past week, averaging $3.05/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 361 stations in Baton Rouge.”

While gas prices are still significantly higher than they were one year ago, the last month has brought some relief for motorists.

“Gas prices in Baton Rouge are 7.2 cents per gallon lower than a month ago,” according to GasBuddy.com.

If you took a drive around the Capital City on Monday, you could find gas as cheap as $2.69 per gallon.

On the other end of the spectrum, the most expensive gas in Baton Rouge is $3.39 per gallon.

The average price of gasoline continues to trend downward throughout the United States.

Over the last week alone, the national average gas price has gone down by almost 3.5 cents per gallon.

“Gas price declines are slowly picking up momentum. With oil’s recent fall and the jury out on a new Covid variant, Omicron, we could be in store for lower prices based on many countries turning back to travel restrictions, limiting oil demand and potentially accelerating the drop in gas prices,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. “There remains a very high level of uncertainty ahead of us as OPEC has also delayed its meetings to await more market movements and information on Omicron. But so far, Americans can expect the new variant to push gas prices even lower. Beyond the next few weeks, it remains nearly impossible to predict where oil and gas prices will head, though turbulence is guaranteed.”

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