Cheapest gas streak ends as Baton Rouge prices rise

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Baton Rouge gas prices have risen 1.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.07/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 361 stations. Gas prices in Baton Rouge are 10.1 cents per gallon lower than a month ago, yet stand 44.8 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Baton Rouge is priced at $1.84/g today while the most expensive is $2.59/g, a difference of 75.0 cents per gallon.

The national average price of gasoline has fallen 1 cent per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.55/g today. The national average is down 9.9 cents per gallon from a month ago, yet stands 28.7 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

Historical gasoline prices in Baton Rouge and the national average going back a decade:

  • September 9, 2018: $2.52/g (U.S. Average: $2.84/g)
  • September 9, 2017: $2.33/g (U.S. Average: $2.66/g)
  • September 9, 2016: $1.98/g (U.S. Average: $2.18/g)
  • September 9, 2015: $2.07/g (U.S. Average: $2.38/g)
  • September 9, 2014: $3.16/g (U.S. Average: $3.43/g)
  • September 9, 2013: $3.38/g (U.S. Average: $3.54/g)
  • September 9, 2012: $3.68/g (U.S. Average: $3.82/g)
  • September 9, 2011: $3.52/g (U.S. Average: $3.65/g)
  • September 9, 2010: $2.53/g (U.S. Average: $2.67/g)
  • September 9, 2009: $2.40/g (U.S. Average: $2.54/g) 

“For its eighth straight week, the national average has declined even as oil prices have bucked the trend in the last week, moving higher on optimism over upcoming trade talks between China and the United States,” said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy.

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