New Orleans, La. - Average retail gasoline prices in New Orleans have fallen 8.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.02 a gallon. However, there are several locations in the metro area where drivers can find gas below the $3-dollar mark. This compares with the national average that has fallen 6.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.37/gallon, according to gasoline price website NewOrleansGasPrices.com.
Including last week's decrease in New Orleans gas prices, prices yesterday were 31.0 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and 28.1 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 24.0 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 19.8 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.