New Orleans, La. - Drivers heading out to Grandma's house for Thanksgiving will be getting a little relief at the gas pump. The cost of gasoline in the New Orleans area dropped another nickel this week, averaging $3.19 a gallon. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.2 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.43 a gallon, according to gasoline price website NewOrleansGasPrices.com.
Gasoline prices have been steadily dropping in the past few weeks. One month ago, drivers were paying 34 cents more per gallon. Still, today's prices are 7 cents higher than they were a year ago. The national average has decreased 26.4 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 6.5 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.