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Local gas prices hover above state average

May 17, 2011


Average Mississippi gas prices reported by Tuesday remain similar to those reported last week, while the national average has fallen slightly.
The site reports a 0.3 cent per gallon drop in Mississippi’s average gas prices in the past week, which stood at $3.74 per gallon Tuesday. Meanwhile, the national average stood at $3.92 per gallon, 2.4 cents lower than a week ago.
That puts Mississippi prices per gallon $1.03 higher than the same day one year ago and 8 cents higher than a month ago, according to the site. The national average is $1.05 higher than a year ago and 11.8 cents higher than a month ago.
Little variation among Starkville prices was reported on, with $3.81 per gallon reported at 10 locations: Shell stations on both Highway 12, Academy Road and Old Mayhew Road; BP stations on Stark Road, Azalea Lane, Lynn Lane and the corner of Montgomery Street and Highway 12; Texaco stations on Louisville Street and Old West Point Road; and Fast Break on Stark Road.
Strange Brew reported $3.80 per gallon, and the BP at the corner of Highway 12 and Spring Street reported $3.79 per gallon. The lowest reported price, still above the state average, was $3.78 at Kroger.

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