''Back on the tenth of December crude oil was selling on the New York Mercantile for about $85 dollars a barrel and yesterday that same barrel closed at $93 dollars,'' Wright said.
Listen to AAA's Mike Wright.
As it stands today regular gasoline is going for over $3.19 in New Orleans and statewide it's jumped to $3. 21. Wright said while the future is uncertain for now he will offer this prediction.
''We are going to be paying slightly less for gasoline in 2013 than we did in 2012.''