Gas Prices Fall as Labor Day Approaches


After weeks of increases, the average price for a gallon of gas in Nebraska fell 4.6 cents in the past week.

According to, the average price for a gallon of gas was $3.35 on Sunday. That's below the national average of $3.43 per gallon, which dropped just over one cent per gallon in the last week. Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan says most Americans will be seeing the lowest prices of the summer as Labor Day approaches.

"And the good news doesn't end there," DeHaan said, "the national average is at its lowest levels for this time of year since 2010, when prices averaged $2.65/gallon nationally during Labor Day weekend. While most Americans won't have access to sub-$3 prices, a few hundred gas stations, mainly in the southern U.S., are offering gasoline under $3/gallon today.

Nebraska's average on Sunday was 20 cents per gallon lower than this time last year and nearly 4 cents per gallon lower than one month ago.