Average retail gasoline prices in Mississippi fell 8-tenths of a cent per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.95 a gallon, according to a survey of over 2,000 gas outlets in the state by GasBuddy.com.
The national average increased 2.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.20 a gallon.
Mississippi drivers are paying 1.7 cents per gallon more than the same day a year ago and are 2.9 cents per gallon more than they did a month ago.
According to GasBuddy historical data, gasoline prices on Sept. 19 in Mississippi have ranged widely over the last five years:
$1.93/g - 2015
$3.08/g - 2014
$3.22/g - 2013
$3.61/g - 2012
$3.39/g - 2011
Senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy.com, Patrick DeHaan said the Colonial Pipeline break in Alabama likely won't be a quick fix and may well affect neighboring states over the long-term. The break, discovered Sept. 9, happened in Colonial's large Line 1 that runs from Texas to New Jersey.