Gas prices on the rise for holiday weekend
BATON ROUGE, La (NBC 33) — Gas prices in Baton Rouge are below the national average of 3.98 which peaked this May.
But that doesn't mean that prices here still aren't high. In fact, it is estimated that the national gas prices this fourth of July will be the highest that they have been in six years. Many local drivers know that the rising prices are out of their control and they can't point to issues that aren't even taking place on american soil.
"Until something is done with the mideast situation, we are going to have gas prices that will go up. So I am not surprised and I am not angry" said Baton Rouge resident, Elva Jacobs.
"I think it's a monopoly because they go up during the summer time and back down during the winter time and they drop it down to bring it back up. It's really all about money," added Darryl Howard, another Baton Rouge resident.