New Orleans, La. - If you're heading out of town for the Fourth of July weekend, you'll be paying less at the gas pump. The average cost of gasoline in New Orleans is down 3.5 cents per gallon from the week before. According to GasBuddy.com, motorists will likely see prices below $3.30 a gallon. The average price is 3.27 a gallon. But you may find higher gas prices when you reach your destination. Nationwide, the cost of gasoline is averaging $3.50 a gallon. That's down nearly 6 cents a gallon from the previous week.
Despite the drop in prices, gasoline is still 25 cents higher than the same time a ago. When compared to this same time last month, price are pretty much flat, down 0.4 cents a gallon. The national average has decreased 13.6 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 12.9 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.