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Gas Prices Decreasing Across Metro

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Good news on the consumer front as many people get ready to travel for the holiday weekend.

Gasoline prices are falling like the temperatures as most people shop for the cheapest gas.

The average price for a gallon of regular gasoline in the Capital City is $3.03, 20 cents below the national average, according to the latest Lundberg Survey of prices.

The prices are a welcomed break from the record high costs earlier this year.

"The prices here have been going down so the last few weeks I've been coming to this particular gas station. But as you can see the ones around are, you know, right around the same price," said Deborah Wilson.

Gasoline price shopping has become a way of life for many motorists, especially those who own multiple vehicles. "I have three vehicles at home that I have to fill up on a regular basis and I have an SUV that I'm driving today that I constantly look for some of the cheapest prices around town," said Nathan Slater.

The price at the pump has been going down for well over a month and that is particularly good news for people who live outside of the tri-county area. "We live in the country and we travel a lot of miles, so the lowest prices I can get is the best, said Mary Carol Davis.

The price wars among area gasoline stations is beneficial to drivers this holiday season.

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