BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – So the Tennessee Volunteers took down the LSU Tigers by a score of 40-13 on Saturday.
It turns out that the difference in that score is exactly the same amount that average gas prices have gone up in Baton Rouge.
“Average gasoline prices in Baton Rouge have risen 27.0 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.24/g today,” according to GasBuddy.com.
With that in mind, drivers in the area can still find gas as cheap as $2.89 per gallon. On the flip side, the most expensive gas in Baton Rouge is a $3.89 per gallon.
Baton Rouge is not alone when it comes to increased gas prices.
Gasbuddy.com said, “The national average price of gasoline has risen 13.8 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.92/g today.”
So how do the current gas prices compare to what we have seen in the past locally?
GasBuddy.com provided this breakdown of what gas prices have looked like over the last ten years:
- October 10, 2021: $2.95/g (U.S. Average: $3.25/g)
- October 10, 2020: $1.85/g (U.S. Average: $2.18/g)
- October 10, 2019: $2.17/g (U.S. Average: $2.64/g)
- October 10, 2018: $2.61/g (U.S. Average: $2.91/g)
- October 10, 2017: $2.19/g (U.S. Average: $2.46/g)
- October 10, 2016: $2.05/g (U.S. Average: $2.25/g)
- October 10, 2015: $2.00/g (U.S. Average: $2.32/g)
- October 10, 2014: $3.07/g (U.S. Average: $3.23/g)
- October 10, 2013: $3.16/g (U.S. Average: $3.34/g)
- October 10, 2012: $3.55/g (U.S. Average: $3.81/g)
“With OPEC+ deciding to cut oil production by two million barrels a day, we’ve seen oil prices surge 20%, which is the primary factor in the national average rising for the third straight week,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. “Some of the refinery snags that have caused prices to surge in the West and Great Lakes appear to be improving, with prices in those two regions likely to inch down, even with OPEC’s decision, as the drop in wholesale prices has offset the rise due to the production cut. But where gas prices didn’t jump because of refinery issues, they will rise a total of 10-30 cents due to oil’s rise, and some areas are certainly seeing the jump already. For now, I don’t expect much improvement in prices for most of the country, with California and the Great Lakes as the exception, with downdrafts likely in the days and weeks ahead.”