Gas prices continue to drop in Baton Rouge

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Baton Rouge gas prices have fallen 3.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.21/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 361 stations. Gas prices in Baton Rouge are 12.5 cents per gallon lower than a month ago, yet stand 33.0 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Baton Rouge is priced at $1.97/g today while the most expensive is $2.99/g, a difference of $1.02/g. The lowest price in the state today is $1.99/g while the highest is $3.09/g, a difference of $1.10/g. The cheapest price in the entire country today stands at $1.97/g while the most expensive is $5.09/g, a difference of $3.12/g. 

The national average price of gasoline has fallen 2.6 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.70/g today. The national average is down 5.6 cents per gallon from a month ago, yet stands 15.8 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

Historical gasoline prices in Baton Rouge and the national average going back a decade:
August 5, 2018: $2.54/g (U.S. Average: $2.86/g)
August 5, 2017: $2.12/g (U.S. Average: $2.34/g)
August 5, 2016: $1.90/g (U.S. Average: $2.12/g)
August 5, 2015: $2.34/g (U.S. Average: $2.63/g)
August 5, 2014: $3.28/g (U.S. Average: $3.48/g)
August 5, 2013: $3.44/g (U.S. Average: $3.60/g)
August 5, 2012: $3.44/g (U.S. Average: $3.61/g)
August 5, 2011: $3.59/g (U.S. Average: $3.69/g)
August 5, 2010: $2.61/g (U.S. Average: $2.75/g)
August 5, 2009: $2.46/g (U.S. Average: $2.58/g) 

“Gas prices have remained somewhat stable in the last week, falling in most communities across the country as oil prices remain under fire over renewed concerns of an economic slowdown in the U.S. as President Trump slapped China with new sanctions, driving the worry,” said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy.

“There’s a growing threat that gas prices may plunge this fall- perhaps as much as 50 cents per gallon by Thanksgiving- as headwinds have killed off any demand growth and gasoline demand plummets after summer.”


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