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Good gas news gets even better

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MONROE, La., (KNOE 8 News) - Average retail gasoline prices in Louisiana dropped another 7.5 cents per gallon in the past week, now averaging $3.04/g.

Including the change in gas prices in Louisiana during the past week, prices yesterday were 1.2 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 15.0 cents per gallon lower than a month ago.

This compares with the national average that has fallen 8.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.25/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. The national average has decreased 18.3 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 1.3 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

Putting some perspective to the numbers, GasBuddy Senior Analyst Patrick Dehaan said "The drop in gas prices certainly has been well noted- in some instances people have been calling this a gas price crash. Dub it whatever you like, but I'll remind motorists: gasoline prices in some areas still could set all-time record highs for Christmas Day. While it is excellent that gasoline prices have dropped, I'm not on board with this being called a gas price crash. Call me a grinch, call me a realist, but at the end of the day, data doesn't lie- and that data shows that gasoline prices are still clinging near all time highs for today's date."

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