Minor bump in Mississippi gas prices; Brookhaven gas at state average

Published 4:20 pm Monday, June 26, 2023

The average price for a gallon of gasoline in Mississippi has bumped up slightly over the past week, by 0.3 cents. The average Monday was $2.97 per gallon, with Brookhaven’s lowest reported price the same.

Prices in the state are the same as one month ago, according to GasBuddy’s survey of more than 2,000 stations, and almost $1.42 per gallon lower than one year ago.

The cheapest station in Mississippi was $2.64 Sunday and the most expensive was $3.39 — a difference of 75 cents per gallon.

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The national average price of gas made no changes over the previous week, remaining at $3.54. The average is 1.5 cents cheaper than one month ago and more than $1.34 cheaper than one year ago.

Historical prices for June 26 in Mississippi and the national average going back 10 years:

2022: $4.39 ($4.88)

2021: $2.71 ($3.09)

2020: $1.81 ($2.17)

2019: $2.27 ($2.69)

2018: $2.52 ($2.85)

2017: $1.99 ($2.25)

2016: $2.05 ($2.31)
2015: $2.49 ($2.78)

2014: $3.46 ($3.68)

2013: $3.29 ($3.54)

“It’s been another generally sideways week for the national average, which has remained stuck in the $3.50-$3.60 per gallon range since late April with fundamentals generally holding pretty stable, even though oil prices have bounced around between $65-$80 in the same timeframe,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. “While some states saw big increases from last week, I expect those states to see a calmer week ahead. Other states saw prices fall, and some like Arizona fell significantly as some of the kinks in supply have improved there over the last few weeks. Ultimately, we could see the national average nudge a bit lower in the week ahead, should oil prices fail to rally. But, with developments including the Wagner group destabilizing and testing Russia, there can always be last minute shifts that impact prices, which we continue to watch for and hope the market remains calm.”