Dog days of summer are here, but lower gas prices bring cool rel - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Dog days of summer are here, but lower gas prices bring cool relief

Source: WLBT Source: WLBT
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Temperatures may be rising in Jackson; however, gas prices are falling.

According to Gas Buddy's daily survey of 273 gas outlets in Jackson, average retail gasoline prices in Jackson have fallen 2 cents per gallon in the past week averaging $2.41 yesterday.

This compares with the national average that has fallen 9 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.76, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.


Gas is 81.2 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago and the national average has decreased 3.5 cents per gallon during the last month.

"After areas of the West Coast saw hikes at the pump, things are finally beginning to cool with gas prices declining in all but 15 states versus last week," said Patrick DeHaan, Gas Buddy senior petroleum analyst.

“With oil nearing $50/bbl, there's a very good possibility that by mid-fall, gasoline prices could fall under $2 gallon in a growing number of states," DeHaan added.

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