Gas prices in Mississippi continue to rise as we get closer to the summer driving season. The cost is up almost two cents from a week ago.
That's about the same rate of increase as the national average price for a gallon of gasoline.
Gas prices in Mississippi are currently about 73 cents per gallon higher than they were this time last year, and about seven cents higher per gallon than they were just a month ago.
According to GasBuddy.com, the average price in Mississippi and Alabama is $2.70 a gallon. That's about a dime lower than the current national average.