Average gasoline prices jumped $.09 cents in the past week, according to the AAA Fuel Gauge report.
On Tuesday the average price for a gallon of gas in the Biloxi-Gulfport-Pascagoula area was $1.97 compared to $1.88 a week ago and $2.70 a year ago.
Mississippi's average price per gallon Tuesday was $1.99 compared to $1.92 a week ago and $2.71 a year ago.
The national average was $2.21 Tuesday compared to $2.19 a week ago and $2.93 a year ago.
Patrick DeHaan, GasBuddy senior petroleum analyst, said prices rose in the last week in 33 of 50 states, catching up with recent increases in crude oil prices.
"While we'll see lower gasoline prices to return to much of the country in the weeks ahead, these types of isolated blips in gasoline prices do occasionally happen during times when crude oil prices are volatile," he said. "With recent Fed comments about raising interest rates propelling markets, don't be surprised if we see occasional small gas price increases followed by decreases, leading to a lower gasoline prices in time for the holidays."