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Gas prices to remain low during Thanksgiving week

Gas station attendant Carlos Macar pumps gas in Andover, Mass.
Gas station attendant Carlos Macar pumps gas in Andover, Mass. AP

There’s good news for the many South Mississippians planning to go “over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house” for Thanksgiving as experts predict gas prices will remain low.

The Thanksgiving holiday travel period begins Wednesday, Nov. 23, and runs through Sunday, Nov. 27.

MarketWatch reports that gas prices have been declining for 11 straight days.

The national average for gas prices on Thursday was $2.15 per gallon and the drop is expected to continue to drop, possibly by another 10 cents per gallon by Thanksgiving. If that happens, this would be the lowest gas prices have been on Thanksgiving in eight years.

In Mississippi, the average price per gallon on Nov. 17 was $1.96 with the lowest price reported at $1.72.

On the Coast, the average price for gas is $1.92 per gallon in Harrison County and $1.95 in Hancock and Jackson counties.

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