Average gas prices inch near $5 a gallon

Americans going to get gas are feeling more pain in the pocketbook today. The American Automobile Association (AAA) indicated Wednesday that at least 15 states and the District of Columbia are seeing average regular unleaded gasoline prices at or above $5.00 a gallon. 

California had the highest average pump price in the country at $6.39 according to AAA.

The national average gas price Wednesday was at $4.955 a gallon, AAA said. 

Mississippi is among a group of states, primarily in the South and Midwest, with the lowest average prices in the country. The Magnolia State average Wednesday was $4.485 a gallon. Georgia’s average price of $4.375 was the lowest among states in the nation.

DeSoto County’s average price Wednesday was near the state average at $4.475.  

Following are the top 15 states and the District of Columbia for high pump prices:

  1. California – $6.39
  2. Nevada – $5.564
  3. Illinois – $5.532
  4. Hawaii – $5.493
  5. Washington – $5.489
  6. Oregon – $5.485
  7. Alaska – $5.469
  8. Indiana – $5.234
  9. Michigan – $5.214
  10. Arizona – $5.181
  11. Washington, D.C. – $5.165
  12. Ohio – $5.061
  13. New Jersey – $5.032
  14. Pennsylvania – $5.031
  15. Maine – $5.023
  16. Massachusetts – $5.021

The gas price website GasBuddy.com, where consumers report individual station prices the consumers encounter, had these DeSoto County stations as the lowest prices in DeSoto County: 

Lowest DeSoto County gas prices, as of 1:30 p.m., June 8, 2022.
(Courtesy gasbuddy.com)

The U.S. Department of Energy has issued a rundown of gas-saving tips that are available on the DOE website.  

Bob Bakken

Bob Bakken is the most recognized and most trusted name in DeSoto County news and sports reporting, as readers continue to express their appreciation for his accuracy and fairness in the stories he writes. Bob is also heard on 95.3 The Rebel twice a week with sports updates and high school football play-by-play broadcasts in the fall. A former newspaper editor and writer, his award-winning background also includes television news producing, sports media relations, and radio broadcasting.

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