Gas prices rise in Mississippi

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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Gas prices are up two cents per gallon in the last week, and local drivers are not happy about it.

In Mississippi, gas prices are up twenty cents per gallon more than they were a month ago. The national average for gas has risen almost five cents a gallon in the last week.

The lowest gas price in the state of Mississippi today is $2.03 a gallon, the highest is $2.59. That's a difference of fifty six cents per gallon.

One driver said he doesn't like paying more for gas but has no other choice.

"It affects your budget," driver Ralph Palacios said. "We have truck and house payments but we have to do what we have to do to go to work."

Victoria Scarborough said she's glad some gas stations have ways for customers to save while at the pump.

"It hits the pocket a lot especially when you do a lot of driving," Scarborough said. "What I like is that some of the places have rewards programs that knock a couple of cents off which really helps."

This is the fourth week in a row gas prices have increased nationwide.