Gas prices remain over $3 per gallon in Baton Rouge

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – There is some bad news and good news when it comes to gas prices in the Capital City.

The bad news is that gas prices are still averaging over $3.00 for local drivers.

During the last update, local motorists saw an average increase of 7 cents per gallon at the pump.

The good news is that prices at the pump have not changed much over the last week.

According to GasBuddy.com, “Baton Rouge gas prices have fallen 0.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.11/g today.”

If you are searching for the cheapest gas in the Capital City, that would be $2.74 per gallon.

On the other end of the spectrum, the most expensive gas in the area stands at $3.49 per gallon.

If you are wondering how gas prices have compared nationally versus BR over the last ten years, GasBuddy.com has you covered below:

  • November 1, 2020: $1.77/g (U.S. Average: $2.12/g)
  • November 1, 2019: $2.12/g (U.S. Average: $2.61/g)
  • November 1, 2018: $2.44/g (U.S. Average: $2.76/g)
  • November 1, 2017: $2.14/g (U.S. Average: $2.50/g)
  • November 1, 2016: $2.04/g (U.S. Average: $2.20/g)
  • November 1, 2015: $1.89/g (U.S. Average: $2.18/g)
  • November 1, 2014: $2.80/g (U.S. Average: $2.98/g)
  • November 1, 2013: $3.04/g (U.S. Average: $3.26/g)
  • November 1, 2012: $3.33/g (U.S. Average: $3.50/g)
  • November 1, 2011: $3.28/g (U.S. Average: $3.43/g)

“The jump in gas prices that started nearly a month ago is finally running out of steam for the time being, as oil prices have stabilized. Yet, some areas of California are still at or near all-time record highs for prices,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. “While California’s high prices will not become a nationwide norm, prices there will likely remain elevated due to refinery issues amidst the surge of rain and other refinery kinks. For most motorists, gas prices are likely to greatly slow their recent ascent, and we could even see some small declines in the week ahead. OPEC is planning to meet next week, and while it doesn’t seem likely there will be any boost in oil output, its meeting and comments could easily drive the market up or down. The odds remain high that gas prices will remain near today’s elevated levels going into the holidays, barring additional OPEC supply.”

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