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Area gas prices fairly steady over past week

Finding the best place to fill up your vehicle can be a constant concern for drivers in DeSoto County, across the state and the country.

The main sources of gas price reporting, AAA and, Sunday reported the lowest prices for gasoline.

The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Sunday is $3.866,a bit higher than a week ago when the price was $3.848, according to the American Automobile Association, or AAA.

In Missiissippi, the average gallon of gas cost an average $3.324 Sunday. One week ago, the price is $3.321. A week ago, the average price was 3.321 and a month ago, the average price was $3.027. One year ago, Mississippi’s average price was $3.442.

The DeSoto County average price for regular unleaded on Sunday was $3.331 a gallon, according to AAA.

GasBuddy reported the lowest reported price in DeSoto County on Sunday was at the Horn Lake Walmart at $3.08 a gallon, followed by Sam’s Club in Southaven at $3.09 a gallon.

A spokesman for AAA said Thursday weather may play a factor in where gas prices may go in the short term.

“The heat is returning, and we are also entering the heart of hurricane season,” said Andrew Gross of AAA. “While fewer drivers are fueling up at the moment, these looming weather concerns are a roadblock to falling pump prices. Gas prices may keep waffling until mid-September or longer.” 

To see the lowest prices in DeSoto County, according to, click here.

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