Gas Prices Hold Steady

The price of gas has fluctuated throughout the year. But for this Labor Day, prices actually held steady rather than spiking as they usually do.

The national average price is over 86 cents cheaper than it was this time a year ago. Newscenter 11 checked local drivers for their reaction.

"We're stopping and visiting more places," said Brian Mallard of Dyersburg, Tenn. "We come down to Meridian to visit my parents and on the way back we get to stop at a bunch of different places and do quite a bit more stuff."

"It's still tight," said Tristane Peeples. "I mean $2.00 for a gallon of gas is just still too much, in my opinion."

"Not doing anything different. We still come visit Nancy's mama and daddy just like we always did," said Richard Fuller of Olive Branch.

The average price of gas a year ago in Mississippi and Alabama was $3.57 a gallon. As of Monday, it's $2.34 per gallon in Mississippi and $2.38 in Alabama.


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