Don't blame Cruisin' The Coast for the bump in gas prices last week. According to AAA, it was maintenance at the refineries that boosted the price 4 cents in the Biloxi-Gulfport-Pascagoula area.
Despite the increase last week, prices remain $1.02 less per gallon than a year ago.
Mississippi's average gas price was third lowest in the nation Tuesday, after South Carolina and New Jersey.
For the second week in a row, retail averages are below $3 per gallon in every state, AAA said. California has the highest average in the nation at $2.91 a gallon.
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Coast State National
Tuesday $1.99 $2.02 $2.31
Week ago $1.95 $1.99 $2.29
Month ago $1.96 $2.00 $2.34
Year ago $3.01 $3.22 $3.20
-- AAA Fuel Gauge