If you head to the gas pump anytime soon you might notice a significant increase in how much is costing to fill up your tank.
The average price for gas in Mississippi Friday is about $1.61. It jumped nearly eight cents from Thursday.
The high in the Meridian area at one point Friday was $1.69 for a gallon of regular unleaded.
The American Automobile Association said the increases are due to the blackout, which left three Midwest oil refineries without power.
Plus, the Labor Day weekend is less than a week away and a higher demand always drives up the prices.
Experts say they believe gas costs are reaching their high for the year. They are expecting costs to go down some after Labor Day.
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