Gas Prices Rising

Prices at the pump have been falling for several weeks now, but it appears they are on their way back up.

Gasbuddy.com says the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded in Mississippi is $3.03. That is up 5 cents from last week, but still down 18 cents from last month.

In Alabama, the average price for regular is $3.08. That is up 9 cents from a week ago, but still down 12 cents from a month ago.

Nationally, gas is averaging $3.41.


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  • by Mark Location: Quitman on Jul 9, 2012 at 11:07 AM
    Andrew you said it. Most people drive from rural areas to their job. Most people have moved out of the towns and cities for one reason or another. We are all spoiled in the fact that we live where we want to and drive long distances to work. I drive 45 minutes each way everyday. If I lived closer to my job I would not have to buy as much gasoline as I do. I Chose to live where I do so in effect I decided to buy more gasoline. My parents lived within walking distance of their jobs when I was a child. We had one car. Think about today's family. Everyone has a car if they are driving age. Almost everyone in every family has a cell phone. Cutting back on these things can cut the cost of living for all of us. My wife and I live on a budget. I do not have a personal cell phone. I am lucky enough (I guess) to have a phone for company use. My wife has a basic phone for calls. The price of fuel is high no doubt. But, we all can do something to cut our cost of living by having a budget to live on. If our government had a balanced budget and lived by it the USA would be a lot better off.
  • by Andrew Location: Meridian on Jul 9, 2012 at 04:57 AM
    When they said they had a unexpected surplus of oil a few weeks ago, I think everyone was psyched about the possibility of $2 a gallon gasoline. Compared to some foreign countries, we do have it made. The problem is most citizens have to drive from rural areas to their jobs, and prices above $2 a gallon create hardships on everyone, including those of us who don't travel back and forth daily. Oil companies have record profits lately, and they refuse to cut us much slack on the price at the pump. It will be good when they finish the lignite plant because they can make jet fuel and diesel in the gasification process. That might actually drive our prices down, one could hope.
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