Regular gasoline prices are now showing up under $2/gal at local stations – but you’ll have to hunt around as some stations are still gouging as high as $2.39/gal.
Sub-$2 gas marks the lowest prices seen in the Gulf Coast region since 2008. Prices have fallen by .31 in the last month alone. This time last year, prices were 22% higher.
According to Gas Buddy, as of 7:15am, Tues, here is where you can score the lowest prices for regular gasoline around Baton Rouge:
Costco (Dawnadele Ave) $1.98
Shell (Drusilla @ I-12) $1.99
Exxon (9530 Hooper) $2.01
Shell (7475 Jefferson) $2.01
Gasoline prices are on the decline following the normal post-Labor day decline in demand as well as falling crude oil prices. If you’ve ever wondered why gas prices fluctuate so much, here is a quick read on the topic.