Gas prices continue to rise in Baton Rouge

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Gas prices are still averaging over $3 a gallon in the Capital City.

According to GasBuddy, “Baton Rouge gas prices have risen 7.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.11/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 361 stations in Baton Rouge.”

When you compare the most recent gas prices with last month and last year, the differences are stark.

Just one month ago, gas prices were around 30 cents less per gallon than they are right now.

Last year at this time, gas prices were about $1.30 per gallon less than they are right now.

GasBuddy is providing a breakdown of what average gas prices have looked like over the last ten years in Baton Rouge:

October 25, 2020: $1.81/g (U.S. Average: $2.14/g)
October 25, 2019: $2.14/g (U.S. Average: $2.61/g)
October 25, 2018: $2.50/g (U.S. Average: $2.83/g)
October 25, 2017: $2.13/g (U.S. Average: $2.45/g)
October 25, 2016: $2.05/g (U.S. Average: $2.22/g)
October 25, 2015: $1.92/g (U.S. Average: $2.20/g)
October 25, 2014: $2.87/g (U.S. Average: $3.05/g)
October 25, 2013: $3.09/g (U.S. Average: $3.30/g)
October 25, 2012: $3.44/g (U.S. Average: $3.59/g)
October 25, 2011: $3.31/g (U.S. Average: $3.44/g)

The difference between the highest and lowest average gas price in Baton Rouge is 75 cents.

The lowest price you will find is $2.74 per gallon and the highest price is $3.49 per gallon.

National gas prices are trending in the same direction.

According to GasBuddy, “The national average price of gasoline has risen 3.8 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.36/g today.”

“Gas prices continued to soar in a majority of the nation over the last week as oil’s meteoric rise pulls gasoline and other refined product prices higher. But, there may be some light at the end of the tunnel,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. “The sharp rise we’ve seen over the last three weeks should begin slowing down soon, barring another jump in the price of oil. This is because gasoline prices have now largely caught up to the jump in oil that started nearly a month ago. This isn’t an all clear for the future, however, as oil prices could rise again at any time. But for now, oil has held around $83 per barrel, and without a further climb, gas price increases should slow down soon in the bulk of the nation.”

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