How gas prices have changed in Shreveport in the last week
SHREVEPORT, La. (Stacker) -
Gas prices leveled out this week well above the $4 mark as rideshare giants Uber and Lyft announced temporary fuel surcharges to offset record-high prices at pumps across the country. Drivers will receive 100% of those charges.
The price of oil also temporarily reversed its upward trajectory, dipping below $100 per barrel on Tuesday, March 15, according to Brent Crude. Crude oil prices fell by roughly 20% since last week, driven largely be fears of reduced demand amid China’s COVID-19 lockdowns in Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen.
Oil prices stayed below the $100 per barrel threshold until Thursday morning, when Russia again ramped up attacks against Ukraine. The International Energy Agency reported on Wednesday that, beginning in April, roughly 3 million barrels a day of Russian oil supply could be eliminated from global markets due to Western sanctions and other international players distancing themselves from Russia.
- Current price: $4.08
--- Louisiana average: $4.11
--- Louisiana gas tax: $0.20 per gallon (#41 highest among all states)
- Week change: -$0.03 (-0.8%)
- Year change: +$1.41 (+52.7%)
- Historical expensive gas price: $4.14 (3/11/22)
Metros with the most expensive gas
#1. San Luis Obispo-Atascadero-Paso Robles, CA: $5.96
#2. Napa, CA: $5.93
#3. San Francisco, CA: $5.90
Metros with the least expensive gas
#1. Lawton, OK: $3.65
#2. Amarillo, TX: $3.67
#3. Joplin, MO: $3.69
States with the highest gas tax per gallon
#1. Pennsylvania: $0.59
#2. California: $0.53
#3. Washington: $0.52
States with the lowest gas tax per gallon
#1. Alaska: $0.0895
#2. Hawaii: $0.16
#3. Virginia: $0.162
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