Gas prices are down considerably all across the nation. The last time we were paying under $1.40 was back in 1999 when we were paying $1.22. The most expensive year was 2012 when we were paying $3.69 on average for the year.

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Inflation Adjust Gasoline Prices (1978-2017)

YearAverage Annual Gas Prices (In Dollars)*Average Annual CPI for Gasoline**Gas Prices Adjusted for Inflation (In 2017 Dollars)
19780.65251.9002.659
19790.88270.2002.660
19801.22197.5002.653
19811.353108.5002.640
19821.281102.8002.638
19831.22599.4002.609
19841.19897.8002.593
19851.19698.6002.568
19860.93177.0002.561
19870.95780.1002.530
19880.96480.8002.525
19891.06088.5002.537
19901.217101.0002.552
19911.19699.2002.554
19921.19099.0002.545
19931.17397.7002.542
19941.17498.2002.532
19951.20599.8002.558
19961.288105.9002.575
19971.291105.8002.585
19981.11591.6002.579
19991.221100.1002.583
20001.563128.6002.573
20011.531124.0002.615
20021.441116.0002.630
20031.638135.1002.567
20041.923159.7002.550
20052.338194.7002.543
20062.635219.9002.537
20072.849237.9592.536
20083.317277.4572.532
20092.401201.5552.522
20102.836238.5942.517
20113.577301.6942.510
20123.695311.4702.512
20133.584302.5772.508
20143.425290.8892.493
20152.510212.0072.507
20162.204187.6022.487
20172.469211.7702.469

*Data Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: 12-Month Average Gasoline, all types, per gallon/3.785 liters in U.S. city average, average price, not seasonally adjusted.

If you check out Gas Buddy, you can find some stations selling fuel for $1.09 in the New Orleans area.