How did gas prices change in the past week?
Published 7:13 am Monday, February 25, 2019
LAPLACE — Gasoline prices in Louisiana have risen 5.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.11/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,436 stations in Louisiana.
This compares with the national average that has increased 6.1 cents per gallon versus last week to $2.39/g, according to GasBuddy.
Average gasoline prices today (Feb. 25) in Louisiana have ranged widely over the last five years: $2.30/g in 2018, $2.10/g in 2017, $1.54/g in 2016, $2.15/g in 2015 and $3.22/g in 2014.
Including the change locally during the past week, prices Sunday were 18.7 cents per gallon lower than a year ago and are 12.2 cents per gallon higher than a month ago.
The national average has increased 11.6 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 10.8 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.
Areas near Louisiana and their current gas price climate:
- Baton Rouge – $2.03/g, up 2.1 cents per gallon from last week’s $2.01/g.
- Jackson – $2.08/g, up 8.6 cents per gallon from last week’s $1.99/g.
- New Orleans – $2.06/g, up 5.1 cents per gallon from last week’s $2.01/g.