The Energy Information Administration says October gasoline consumption was the highest in month-to-month numbers since 2006, which is why there has been a slight increase in prices at the pump. Triple A fuel analyst Don Redman believes the warm fall has led to more people driving increasing demand for gasoline.
"It also has to do with some of those related activities that are still related to the storms where people are traveling back and forth helping out with the recovery in Florida and Texas."
The big holiday driving season is coming and one thing drivers want to know is if gas prices will come down. Redman has a prediction.
"While we may have anticipated prices hovering around the $2.00 a gallon mark at Christmas, it may be higher than that."
Redman says Louisiana prices are the sixth lowest in the nation with drivers paying an average of $2.26 a gallon, but still about 20 cents more a gallon than last year. But he says some drivers in Louisiana are paying much below the state average.
"I've seen gas prices in the New Orleans area at $2.07, so we're pretty close where we were at the statewide average last year."