LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) — Gas prices are slowly trending downward, now at an average of $3.403 per gallon nationwide, down 1.5 cents from last week’s average of $3.418 per gallon, according to GasBuddy.

But prices are still up in comparison to last month’s and last year’s costs. The average price of gas at this time last year was $2.102, and last month, it was $3.371.

In Louisiana, the price at the pump is averaging at $3.09 per gallon, which is three cents lower than a month ago.

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