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Gas prices continue to drop in Baton Rouge

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Posted: May 14, 2012 10:31 AM
Updated: May 14, 2012 10:31 AM

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BATON ROUGE-  Prices continue to fall at the gas pump.

Average gasoline prices fell in Baton Rouge 5.5 cents per gallon in the past week 

The average price for gasoline now stands at $3.52 a gallon.

The national  price drop was 3.3 cents last week averaging $3.73 a gallon.

Compared to a year ago, gas prices in Baton Rouge are 28.3 cents per gallon lower and from a month ago, the price dropped 25.2 cents per gallon.

"While gasoline prices east of the Rockies have been falling, the West Coast remains at the mercy of refinery production," said Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan.

"The entire West Coast right now is looking for any reason for a continuation in the price rally we've seen in the last week as supply remains tight, and stakes high as Memorial Day weekend is just two weeks away. While pump prices may continue their decline outside the West Coast, any refinery blip certainly has the potential for localized hotspots, and motorists should be aware of that," DeHaan said.



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