New Orleans, La. -- The cost of gasoline is up sharply from just one month ago. According to GasBuddy.com, the average cost of gas is now 18.9 cents a gallon higher than a month ago here in the New Orleans area. Nationwide, motorists are paying more than 28 more per gallon than one month ago.
In the past week, prices rose 6.2 cents per gallon, averaging $3.38 per gallon according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 415 gas outlets in New Orleans. This compares with the national average that has increased 5.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.55 a gallon.
Including the change in gas prices in New Orleans during the past week, prices yesterday were 5.5 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago.