The weather is nicer in Baton Rouge lately and with it has come a continued rise in gas prices. 

Gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. surveyed 361 gas outlets in the capital city and found the average gas price rose 5.6 cents per gallon in the past week.  

If you filled up your gas tank on Sunday, the average gas price you saw when filling up was $2.39 per gallon.

Gas prices on April 1 were 31.4 cents per gallon higher than the same day in 2017. 

Over the last five years in Baton Rouge, the lowest price you would have paid for gas was $1.84 per gallon in 2016 and the highest was $3.45 per gallon in 2013. 

According to GasBuddy.com the average gas price in Baton Rouge is still significantly lower than the national average of $2.65 per gallon. 

As the Basketball version of March Madness wraps up today, its just getting established at gas pumps across the country. This past week has not only brought higher gas prices, but in addition, the national average finds itself mere days away from rising to the highest level seen in nearly 1,000 days,” said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy.

If you would like to view up to date, live fuel price averages, visit http://FuelInsights.GasBuddy.com