Average gas prices remain below $2.00 in the Capital City

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Average gas prices in the Capital City have not been this low since 2015. 

According to GasBuddy.com, “gasoline prices in Baton Rouge have fallen 7.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.94” per gallon on Sunday, December 16. 

The national gas price average fell as well with the average price sitting at $2.36 per gallon. 

Over the last five years on December 17, local drivers have seen various prices at the pump:

  • $2.16/g in 2017
  • $2.04/g in 2016
  • $1.77/g in 2015
  • $2.30/g in 2014
  • $3.05/g in 2013 

Average gas prices at the pump on Sunday, December 16 were still well below what drivers paid on the same date in 2017. 

Gasbuddy.com said, local gas “prices yesterday were 22.6 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.”

“For the tenth straight week, gas prices have been in a state of decline, falling to the lowest level since prior to Hurricane Harvey in 2017 to the mid $2.30s with now 31 states with at least one gas station selling gasoline under $2 per gallon, saving motorists hundreds of millions of dollars versus prices just two months ago,” said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. “Oil prices have been slow to react to a cut in oil production from OPEC, instead focusing on economic concerns and trade tensions with China. Thus far, it seems that it “may take a village” to help oil prices recover, help that would include robust demand from the U.S., which seems to be anything but the case. For now, prices will remain seasonally challenged, tied to the fact or expected fate of the economy moving forward.”

If you would like to view live up-to-date fuel price averages, visit GasBuddy Fuel Insights

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