NO CHANGE: Gas prices plateau in Baton Rouge

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – There is some good news to wake up to on Monday morning.

“Baton Rouge gas prices are unchanged in the past week, averaging $3.09/g today,” according to GasBuddy.com.

For those that remember what it was like to go to the gas station one year ago, gas prices still might seem high.

At this time last year, gas prices where $1.35 per gallon lower in Baton Rouge.

If you search around the Capital City on Monday, you could find gas for $2.82 per gallon.

That is the lowest average gas price in the area while the most expensive local gas is $3.39 per gallon.

The average price of gas in the United States has actually gone down over the last week.

The national average price of gas stands at $3.40 per gallon.

“As of Sunday evening, the national average price of gasoline posted its first weekly decline in months. As the price of oil continues to struggle, Covid cases flare up and anxiety over demand starts rising, motorists are likely to see the declines continuing into this week,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. “While it’s not known how long market conditions will continue to push gas prices down, it appears that the fall should last through Thanksgiving, just in time for millions of Americans to prepare to hit the road for the holiday. However, the damage may already be done. According to GasBuddy’s Thanksgiving Travel Survey, being released tomorrow, a significant portion of Americans say the high gas prices already led them to re-think their plans.”

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