For the third week in a row gas prices rose in Baton Rouge as the official start date for summer approaches.
Gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. surveyed 361 Baton Rouge gas stations and found that average gas prices in Baton Rouge last week rose by 3.4 cents per gallon.
That means over the last two weeks, gas prices in the capital city have gone up by almost 11 cents per gallon.
GasBuddy.com said the average gas price in Baton Rouge on Monday, May 28 was $2.59 per gallon.
The average gas price in Baton Rouge is still significantly lower than the national average of $2.96 per gallon.
“As the summer driving season gets underway, there’s reason to be optimistic and perhaps happy: OPEC appears ready to raise crude oil production to meet higher global demand, dashing at least for now, the likelihood of seeing the national average hit that ugly $3/gallon mark,” said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy.
If you had purchased gas on May 28, 2017 you would have paid 50 cents per gallon less than you would have on the same day this year.
If you would like to view live, up-to-date fuel price averages, visit http://FuelInsights.GasBuddy.com.