New Orleans, La. - Gasoline prices across the New Orleans area are down, falling 7.5 cents per gallon in the past week. Those numbers, released Monday by the gasoline price website NewOrleansGasPrices.com reports the price of gasoline is averaging $3.52 a gallon. This compares with the national average that has fallen 9.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.67 a gallon.
Despite the drop in prices locally, gasoline in New Orleans is still 26 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago, but 14.3 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 14.2 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 20.1 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.