JACKSON, Miss.–If you pulled up to get gas this weekend, you might’ve paid $2.300, or even more per gallon. That’s the state average today, and it could go up even more before you hit the road for summer vacation.
“I think we’ll see further increases at the pump, but just a few pennies,” said Trilby Lundberg, who runs the Lundberg Survey, that tracks gas and oil prices across the country.
“Mostly it is higher crude oil prices,” she said, when talking about where to put the blame. “And another contributor was the continued phase-in of summer blend gasoline, which costs more.”
Lundberg also said the threat of violence in Yemen has played a part in rising prices.
The cheapest gas in Mississippi, and one of just a few places left to find it under two bucks, was in Pelahatchie, for $1.99 Monday morning.