Gas prices drop 1.8 cents per gallon

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Gasoline prices in Louisiana have fallen 1.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.59/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,436 stations in Louisiana. This compares with the national average that is unchanged ┬áversus last week to $2.83/g, according to GasBuddy.

Average gasoline prices on August 27 in Louisiana have ranged widely over the last five years:
$2.15/g in 2017, $2.03/g in 2016, $2.20/g in 2015, $3.21/g in 2014 and $3.37/g in 2013.

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Including the change locally during the past week, prices yesterday were 43.2 cents per gallon higher than a year ago and are 0.9 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has dropped 2.4 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 46.9 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

Areas near Louisiana and their current gas price climate:
Baton Rouge- $2.54/g, down 1.4 cents per gallon from last week’s $2.56/g.
Jackson- $2.48/g, down 1.9 cents per gallon from last week’s $2.50/g.
New Orleans- $2.52/g, down 2.8 cents per gallon from last week’s $2.55/g.