New Orleans, La. - Gasoline prices are creeping up in the New Orleans area. The average cost is up 6.4 cents per gallon from last week, averaging $3.17 a gallon. This compares with the national average that has not moved in the last week to $3.42 a gallon, according to gasoline price website NewOrleansGasPrices.com.
Despite the rise, prices are still down considerably from a year ago - 36.5 cents lower per gallon lower than the same time a year ago and 2.7 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 11.0 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 24.7 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.