Gas Prices Continue Weekly Climb


Gas prices continue to see slight increases each week during the often-volatile spring refinery maintenance season.

According to GasBuddy, the average price for a gallon of gas in Nebraska rose 3.2 cents over the past week to $3.54. This compares to the national average which rose 1.3 cents per gallon last week to $3.55. Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan says last week's slight increases across the U.S. holds good news for most spring break travelers.

"For those who may be headed to California, theymay be greeted with rising prices to the tune of 10-20 cents per gallon overthe next two weeks. For much of the rest of the country, including Floridadestinations, prices shouldn't be holding many back from hitting the road," explained DeHaan.

"Thisspring has seen very little volatility so far, and if it remains that way, Imay have to revise downward my forecast for gas prices for the rest of Apriland May," he added.

Including the change in gas prices in Nebraska during thepast week, prices Sunday were 5.5 cents per gallon higher than the same dayone year ago and are 6.2 cents per gallon higher than a month ago.