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Demand for gasoline increases, causing rise in prices

Posted at 10:24 PM, May 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-13 23:24:09-04

As stay-at-home restrictions continue to be relaxed across the country, demand for gasoline is on the rise, and that's driving up gas prices.

According to FEMA's National Business Emergency Operations Center, gas demand has gone up nearly five percent in the last week.

That's caused the oil industry to increase the use of refineries, which could push gas prices even higher.

According to gasbuddy.com, gas prices along I-10 are holding steady so far.

New Orleans and Baton Rouge are reporting the lowest prices in the state, with some stations selling gas for around $1.25.

Here in Lafayettte, the lowest price in the city is $1.43.

Nationally, the site shows the west coast as having the highest gas prices. San Luis Obispo has one of the highest prices, at $3.01.

Find more from Gas Buddy here.

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