Gas prices are an early Christmas gift on Thanksgiving
BATON ROUGE - Drivers are taking advantage of some of the cheapest gas prices in the country.
Wednesday, ahead of one of the busiest weekends to hit the roads, a gallon of regular was as little as $1.59. The cheap fuel was at select locations - some requiring a membership and others without memberships. The average price of a gallon of gas in the Capital Region was about $1.86.
Fuel here is the tenth cheapest. Oklahoma had the cheapest gas in the country. Gas there is about $1.80 per gallon.
"I think it is great, we are heading out of town. I saw it a little bit cheaper down the road, but $1.59 is good for me," Vince Bergeron said as he filled his vehicle up for a Thanksgiving drive.
But, while drivers relish in the savings, the state budget takes a hit. For every dollar drop in crude oil prices, the Louisiana budget takes a $12 million hit.
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