Gasoline prices drop, but still 62 cents over year ago
Average retail gasoline prices in Louisiana have fallen 3.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.46 a gallon on Feb. 15.
This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.62, according to gasoline price website LouisianaGasPrices.com.
Including the change in gas prices in Louisiana during the past week, prices today are 62.2 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 16.3 cents per gallon lower than a month ago
The national average has decreased 11.9 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 67.6 cents per gallon higher than this day a year ago.
"Gasoline prices will begin to slowly rise across much of the country as colder than average weather results in rising oil demand as temperatures plummet in key areas that warm their homes using heating oil", says GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan.