Major Jump at the Pump

Just when it seemed like the relief at the pump was here to stay, prices have now skyrocketed.

Newscenter 11 visited the Cefco station on 14th Street in Meridian on Tuesday afternoon where the price for a gallon of regular has jumped from $2.98 to $3.29 in the past week, according to workers there. Drivers we talked to there say they are already missing the $2.98 price at the pump.

"It was awesome," Teisha Johnson says. "I could fill my car up for like $40. That was awesome. And now? Yeah, it's more than $40."

"I think they were teasing us," Azonda Andrews says. "They were really, really teasing us with the gas prices. Because they gave it an opportunity to save money for the Fourth of July. But after that, it just skyrocketed for us."

The average price for gas nationwide is $3.41.


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  • by Anonymous on Jul 12, 2012 at 10:21 AM
    I saw gas prices on Hwy. 49 south of Jackson at 2.88 a few weeks ago and meridian barely made it to 2.91 at sam's.
  • by william beckham Location: decatur on Jul 11, 2012 at 09:04 AM
    Last week the News People ,Said Gas prices will more than likely start back up!! That gave them the excuse to start the rise back up!! Seems if news people want to rais prices all they got to do is put it in the news. Like Coffee here last year, Sugar the year before,WHY DON"T THE NEWS PEOPLE REPORT HOW CORN SYURP IS CAUSES ALL OUR HEALTH PROBLEMS> ITS NOT SAME AS SUGAR> IT HAS TO BE PROCESS BY THE LIVER BEFORE ITS USED< BY THEN MOST HAS GONE TO FAT< REGULAR SUGAR CAN BE ASSORBED INTO THE BLOOD & USED FOR ENERGY> LETS SEE IF WE GOT A NEWS PERSON GOT THE STUFF TO DO A REPORT ON IT> WOOD ACHOL WILL KILL YOU> GRAIN ACHOL WON"T KILL YOU< BUT BOTH MAKE YOU DRUNK< SAME WITH CORN SYURP & SUGAR> NOT THE SAME> CORN SYURP IS CAUSEING SUGAR DIEABITIES!!!!!
  • by lonewolf on Jul 11, 2012 at 06:53 AM
    Gas went down a cent or two at a time, but jumps up 10 cents. And our great leader obama can't do anything about it. It is someone else's fault. The gasiline companies are just like the electic companies. They have us by the guts and know it.
  • by jr on Jul 10, 2012 at 07:32 PM
    Gas price in Jackson Tuesday evening was $2.84
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