Average gasoline prices in Louisiana fell 7.2 cents per gallon last week, averaging $3.24/g today, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 2,436 stations in Louisiana. Prices in Louisiana are 17.0 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and 8.2 cents per gallon higher than a year ago. The national average diesel price fell 2.39 cents last week to $5.28 a gallon.
“For the third week in a row, we have seen the national average price of gasoline drop, and while this is good news for most regions with continued price declines, the Northeast runs counter to the trend and sees a noticeable jump due to tight supply,” said Patrick De Haan, Head of Petroleum Analysis at GasBuddy.
According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Louisiana was priced at $2.88/g yesterday, while the most expensive was $3.91/g, a difference of $1.03/ g.
The national average gasoline price fell 4.7 cents per gallon last week, averaging $3.72/g today. The national average is down 3.0 cents per gallon from a month ago and is 34.4 cents per gallon higher than a year ago, according to GasBuddy data compiled from of over 11 million weekly price reports covering over 150,000 service stations across the country.
Historical gasoline prices in Louisiana and the national average going back ten years:
October 31, 2021: $3.15/g (US average: $3.38/g)
October 31, 2020: $1.83/g (US average: $2.11/g)
October 31, 2019: $2.23/g (US average: $2.61/g)
October 31, 2018: $2.52/g (US average: $2.77/g)
October 31, 2017: $2.24/g (US average: $2.48/g)
October 31, 2016: $2.05/g (US average: $2.20/g)
October 31, 2015: $1.92/g (US average: $2.17/g)
October 31, 2014: $2.83/g (US average: $2.99/g)
October 31, 2013: $3.04/g (US average: $3.27/g)
October 31, 2012: $3.36/g (US average: $3.51/g)
Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:
Baton Rouge – $3.22/g, down 8.6 cents per gallon from $3.30/g last week.
Jackson – $3.14/g, down 7.3 cents per gallon from $3.21/g last week.
New Orleans – $3.23/g, down 8.1 cents per gallon from $3.31/g last week.
“The national average is approaching the previous low in September, which was interrupted when refining problems sent prices soaring in the West and the Great Lakes. With those issues resolved, the West saw prices crash, including a drop of nearly 90 cents per gallon in California in less than a month. Compare that to the Northeast, where prices jumped 10 to 25 cents per gallon, demonstrating that there is a lot of regionality in current gasoline price trends. Add to that diesel prices that remain high in an extremely tight supply, and there are certainly challenges ahead,” said De Haan.
GasBuddy is the authoritative voice for gas prices and the only source of station-level data. GasBuddy’s survey is updated 288 times daily from the most diverse list of sources covering nearly 150,000 stations nationwide, the most comprehensive and up-to-date in the country. GasBuddy data can be accessed at http://prices.GasBuddy.com.