Over the past two weeks, the average U.S. price of gasoline has dropped 19 cents and Louisiana is officially home to the cheapest gas in the nation.

According to the Associated Press, the recent decline in fuel prices is directly connected to the costs of crude oil falling according to industry analysts.

The same analysts say that prices will continue to plunge as long as crude oil doesn't "shoot up"—projecting that we could see averages fall another 10-20 cents along with the expected oil price cuts.

Assuming oil prices do not shoot up from here, motorists may see prices drop another 10-20 cents as the oil price cuts continue making their way to street level

While prices have dropped, we're still seeing figures that are $1.66 higher than what we saw at the pump just one year ago—but if there is any good news, it's that the cheapest gas in America can be found in Baton Rouge.

The Associated Press reports that Louisiana's capital city is currently home to the lowest average gas prices in the entire country at $4.19 per gallon.

Compare that to the highest average gas prices in San Francisco at $6.14 a gallon and it's enough to make me take a trip across the basin to fill up.

Especially on a Monday.

LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

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