Gas Prices Still Climbing

Gas prices here in the twin states and across the country continue to climb as spring travelers are out in full force. reports the average price of a gallon of regular in Mississippi is $3.62. That is up from $3.58 last week and from $3.46 last month.

In Alabama, the average price is $3.65. That is up from $3.58 last week and $3.48 last month.

Nationwide, the average price of a gallon of regular is $3.81.

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  • by HL on Mar 19, 2012 at 04:08 PM
    I am curious as to why several counties around us have lower gas prices than we do. Also noteworthy; why is the Pilot and Murphy USA always SUBSTANTIALLY less expensive than the other stations run by local distributors? These are the questions I would like to see answered. Good old Meridian.... getting screwed by the same 4 or 5 merchant families for 7 generations!
  • by Anonymous on Mar 19, 2012 at 02:26 PM
    I blame Obama............hands down!
  • by Second Voice Location: Meridian on Mar 19, 2012 at 09:08 AM
    Amen to "Another Voice". Of course, that means getting out of the studio and doing some digging for the truth...not just listening to a local wealthy dealer.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 19, 2012 at 01:18 AM
    Obama has the country so broke that gas prices must rise to to pay for the tax returns.
  • by C. Location: Meridian, Ms on Mar 18, 2012 at 07:51 PM
    It's high for two main reasons. One, it's a global commodity market - everything taken out of the ground is sold into that market, and everyone buys from that market. Domestic production has no effect on domestic prices. Two, since it's a global market, threatening war on another Middle Eastern country tends to make people nervous, and nervous people tend to think it might be a good idea to hoard some of their supply for themselves. Oh, and that global commodity market? It's being manipulated by a lot of the same traders who brought us the Enron fiasco, it's a game to them and the more you pay for a gallon of gas, the more money they make.
  • by Citizen Location: Collinsville on Mar 18, 2012 at 06:37 PM
    We Do know that Gas is Rising and every Working American Citizen has to just keep paying the high prices to go to work and support there Families.. This is getting a little out of hand.. Gas is High here, even higher in other states.. Our Government is the one that needs to give Folks HONEST ANSWERS..
  • by bob Location: Detroit on Mar 18, 2012 at 05:45 PM
    Wake-up People! Our Gov't has a direct effect on the price of gas PERIOD! 1. What would happen if we strengthen the US Dollar? We would buy more for that dollar. Who effects the dollar? (Print Baby Print). 2. What would happen if we had Pro Energy Policies? 3. What would happen if our President displayed a Pro Energy Attitude? 4. Who are the one that declares war on a Oil Producing country? 5. What info does Speculators use to determine the future price of gas? Here's a hint: "ALL OF THE ABOVE" So don't tell me that our Government doesn't effect the price of gas! I gotten so mad I complied 35 of the best gas saving tips out on the net. I hope this helps you.
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      by neighbor on Mar 19, 2012 at 04:27 PM in reply to bob
      When Bush was President and gas prices rose, the liberals including Obama tried to say that Bush and Chenney were in with the big oil companies. What is Obamas excuse?
  • by another voice Location: meridian on Mar 18, 2012 at 04:49 PM
    We know how High gas is now. We want to know why? Would love to see you do an interview with a gas distributor.
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