Gas Prices Up during Past Week says the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Mississippi is up by about a cent in the last seven days to $3.20 per gallon for regular unleaded.

Prices are about the same price as they were a week ago in Alabama, also at $3.20 per gallon.

"Gasoline prices, as expected, continued their rise over the last week," said senior petroleum analyst, Gregg Laskoski. "The pace in the increases slowed somewhat versus the week prior, but motorists shouldn't get excited over the one week slow down in the rise in prices. We fully expect that as refineries get into the prime of maintenance season, gasoline prices nationwide will continue to rise, and perhaps at the fastest rate we could see in 2014."

Nationwide, those prices are up by about three cents a gallon since last week, now at an average of $3.44.