Gas prices increase across Baton Rouge area

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The price for gas across Baton Rouge is up a bit this week.

According to GasBuddy, gas prices have risen 1.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.99 a gallon.

That’s a 2.4 cents drop from last month, but still well over one-dollar higher than a year ago.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Baton Rouge is priced at $2.59 a gallon, while the most expensive is $3.37 a gallon.

“After a pretty long run of falling gas prices, we’ve seen things stabilize. Oil prices have started to rise as omicron hasn’t been as severe as initially feared, leading to optimism that perhaps oil demand will start to rise in the weeks ahead as cases will eventually plateau,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy.

The national average price of gasoline has fallen 0.9 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.27 a gallon.

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