Gas prices rise again in Mississippi
Published 11:00 am Monday, January 9, 2023
Average gasoline prices in Mississippi have risen 8.8 cents per gallon in the past week, according to GasBuddy.com. The average price per gallon Monday morning was $2.87.
Statewide, prices are 3.7 cents higher than one month ago, but still 3.1 cents lower than one year ago.
The cheapest station in Mississippi Sunday was priced at $2.47 and the most expensive was $3.69, a difference of $1.22 per gallon.
The national average for gasoline has risen 8.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.25 Monday. This average is the same as one month ago, and remains 3.6 cents lower than one year ago.
Historical gasoline prices in Mississippi and the national average going back 10 years on Jan. 9:
2022: $2.90/g (U.S.: $3.29/g)
2021: $1.97/g (U.S.: $2.32/g)
2020: $2.27/g (U.S.: $2.60/g)
2019: $1.90/g (U.S.: $2.24/g)
2018: $2.26/g (U.S.: $2.49/g)
2017: $2.14/g (U.S.: $2.36/g)
2016: $1.75/g (U.S.: $1.97/g)
2015: $1.98/g (U.S.: $2.16/g)
2014: $3.10/g (U.S.: $3.30/g)
2013: $3.19/g (U.S.: $3.30/g)
“Last week, the rise in gasoline prices continued, still due to previous refinery outages caused by the cold weather the week of Christmas. However, I’m optimistic that as refiners get back online, we could see the increases slow down as we head into the time of year when gasoline demand is at its weakest,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. “While gasoline prices have rallied, average diesel prices continue to drift lower, which certainly bodes well for the overall economy. As long as refiners are able to get back online soon from previous cold-weather outages, we could see supply start to recover at the same time demand is weak, which could bring gas prices down again. The window of opportunity, however, is shrinking, and by late February or early March, we’ll likely kick off the seasonal rise in gasoline prices.”
GasBuddy data is compiled from more than 11 million weekly price reports covering more than 150,000 gas stations across the country.