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Gas Prices Continue to Rise

JACKSON, Miss.- With a four cent increase over the course of the past two days, it’s becoming more and more apparent that gas prices are now back on the rise.

News Mississippi spoke with Don Redman of AAA Mississippi on the subject, and he credits the change in seasons with a large portion of the spike.

“Well we are seeing the trend continue to go upward. Just a month ago, we were seeing an average of about $1.89. We’re currently looking at a statewide average of about $2.16-$2.17 a gallon, and that’s expected that we see this.” Don Redman said, “This is the time of the year where we start making a transition from a winter-grade gasoline to a spring gasoline. In preparation of making summer-grade gasoline, which is less volatile, it’s cleaner, and it’s also more expensive to refine.”

Redman expects gas prices to reach up to $2.25 by as early as March.

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