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Gas prices on the rise, but not for long

JACKSON, MISS– If you’re swinging by the pump, you’re noticing the gas prices are creeping right back up. 

While you’re not seeing prices at nearly $3 a gallon, you’re seeing closer to $2 a gallon. Today, that’s where  the statewide average currently sits, according to Gasbuddy.com.

Projections by Gasbuddy.com show the national average hitting a peak during the month of May at $2.63 a gallon. Typically, Mississippi’s statewide average is about twenty cents less than the national average.

However, starting in June, the numbers show the national average dipping lower and lower, eventually bottoming out at just $2.01 for the national average in September. The reason for this is the summer blend of oil is more expensive to produce than the winter blend of oil.

Right, the Mississippi average sitting at $1.99 a gallon is down thirty-eight cents from the average at this time last year. Ocean Springs currently has some of the cheapest gas in the country, at $1.73 a gallon.

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