Gas drops nearly 5 cents ahead of Independence Day

Published 1:23 pm Monday, July 3, 2023

Average gasoline prices in Mississippi have fallen 4.7 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.92/g today, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 2,014 stations in Mississippi.

Prices in Mississippi are 1.4 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 136.9 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Mississippi was priced at $2.64/g yesterday while the most expensive was $3.49/g, a difference of 85.0 cents per gallon.

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The national average price of gasoline has fallen 4.1 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.50/g today. The national average is down 1.9 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 129.3 cents per gallon lower than a year ago, according to GasBuddy data compiled from more than 11 million weekly price reports covering over 150,000 gas stations across the country.

Historical gasoline prices in Mississippi and the national average going back ten years:

July 3, 2022: $4.29/g (U.S. Average: $4.79/g)

July 3, 2021: $2.74/g (U.S. Average: $3.12/g)

July 3, 2020: $1.81/g (U.S. Average: $2.17/g)

July 3, 2019: $2.34/g (U.S. Average: $2.76/g)

July 3, 2018: $2.54/g (U.S. Average: $2.87/g)

July 3, 2017: $1.96/g (U.S. Average: $2.22/g)

July 3, 2016: $2.01/g (U.S. Average: $2.27/g)

July 3, 2015: $2.47/g (U.S. Average: $2.77/g)

July 3, 2014: $3.42/g (U.S. Average: $3.67/g)

July 3, 2013: $3.25/g (U.S. Average: $3.47/g)

“Just ahead of Independence Day, the national average has fallen to its lowest level since late April, with oil prices remaining under considerable pressure due to a cloudy outlook for the global economy. We could see gasoline prices under some additional pressure soon, especially as we head into the closing innings of summer next month,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. “For now, gasoline demand will likely ramp up as we enter the peak of the summer, with millions of Americans set to take to the roads with some of the season’s lowest average gasoline prices. At the half point of the year, the national average is right at level we anticipated for a full year average. While that’s good news, I believe we may see prices close out the second half of the year below our expectations, which would be welcome news for motorists, and the possibility exists that the national average this fall could fall under $3 per gallon.”