New Orleans, LA. - Drivers in New Orleans are feeling pain at the pump. The cost of gasoline jumped significantly in the past week, rising by nearly 13 cents a gallon. According to GasBuddy.com, the average cost of gasoline in the New Orleans area is $3.41 a gallon up 12.7 cents from the week before.
Including the change in gas prices in New Orleans during the past week, prices yesterday were 23.8 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 7.8 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 0.4 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 19.5 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.