Average gas prices in Jackson have stayed the same over the last week, averaging $3.16/g on Sunday, March 9, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 273 gas outlets in Jackson. The national average has increased 3.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.47/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
Actually, gas prices on Sunday were lower than they were on the same day last year. Prices were 35.1 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 9.5 cents per gallon higher than a month ago.
Compare this to the national average which has increased 18.5 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 19.1 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago, according to GasBuddy.
"Unsurprisingly, the surge in the national average has continued over the last week," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan.
"As refinery maintenance season is now in its prime, and will be for several weeks, motorists could see additional volatility at the pump should issues or unexpected problems arise with this period of maintenance.
There tend to be glitches and issues restarting these plants, and the progressive switchover to various blends of gasoline complicates matters further. Then, as refineries get back online, the volatility will ebb, and prices will slow their climb- but all of that light at the end of the tunnel remains several weeks away," DeHaan said.
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A Jackson Prep football player hospitalized following Friday night's game has died. Walker Wilbanks was transported Friday to the hospital during the second half of the school's home football game againstMore >>
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Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online.More >>
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