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Check out the latest on Louisiana & national gas prices

LAPLACE — Louisiana gas prices have fallen 3.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.42/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,436 stations.

Gas prices in Louisiana are 10.9 cents per gallon lower than a month ago, yet stand 24.6 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Louisiana is priced at $2.17/g today, while the most expensive is $3.09/g — a difference of 92 cents per gallon.

The lowest price in the state today is $2.17/g while the highest is $3.09/g, a difference of 92 cents per gallon.

The cheapest price in the entire country today stands at $2.03/g, while the most expensive is $5.19/g, a difference of $3.16/g.

The national average price of gasoline has fallen 2.4 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.82/g today.

The national average is down 6 cents per gallon from a month ago, yet stands 14.1 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

Historical gasoline prices in Louisiana and the national average going back a decade: May 28, 2018: $2.67/g (U.S. Average: $2.96/g), May 28, 2017: $2.14/g (U.S. Average: $2.36/g), May 28, 2016: $2.09/g (U.S. Average: $2.32/g), May 28, 2015: $2.46/g (U.S. Average: $2.74/g), May 28, 2014: $3.41/g (U.S. Average: $3.65/g), May 28, 2013: $3.31/g (U.S. Average: $3.62/g), May 28, 2012: $3.38/g (U.S. Average: $3.64/g), May 28, 2011: $3.66/g (U.S. Average: $3.79/g), May 28, 2010: $2.66/g (U.S. Average: $2.72/g) and May 28, 2009: $2.33/g (U.S. Average: $2.44/g).

Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:

• Baton Rouge – $2.32/g, down 2.8 cents per gallon from last week’s $2.35/g.

• Jackson – $2.37/g, down 5.2 cents per gallon from last week’s $2.42/g.

• New Orleans – $2.37/g, down 2.5 cents per gallon from last week’s $2.40/g.

Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy, said with the summer driving season kicked off, gasoline prices have continued to moderate with nearly all areas off their 2019 high water mark with more declines on the way.

“While the next 90 days may see some bumps in the road here and there, most motorists will be greeted with prices under $3 per gallon for a majority of the summer while the West Coast will see continued relief and prices likely above the $3 mark for most of the summer, but under the $4 levels we saw in the last month,” DeHaan said.

“Overall, the biggest risk factors for rising gas prices this summer: unexpected refinery outages mainly in challenged areas like the Midwest or West Coast, a potential trade deal between the U.S. and China, and any rise in Middle East tensions, mainly between the U.S. and Iran. Otherwise, expect this summer’s gas prices to be similar but lower than they were last year.”