New Orleans, La. - Gas prices are down in the metro area near 4-cents a gallon, but still much higher than a year ago. According to the gasoline price website NewOrleansGasPrices.com, gasoline prices are averaging $3.59 a gallon. This compares with the national average of $3.80 a gallon.
Despite the dip, drivers are still paying much more than they did a year ago, when gasoline prices were 45.8 cents per gallon lower. But the latest numbers are an improvement from a month ago when gasoline was selling for $3.75 cents a gallon - 15 cents a gallon higher than today. The national average has decreased 1.3 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 37.2 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.