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      Gas Prices "Freeze" Along with Temperatures

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      Gas pricesdropped an average of 3 cents this past week across Nebraska, now averaging$3.13 per gallon.

      The national average hasn't budged and continues to rest at $3.30per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

      Gas pricesSunday were 1.2 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are13.7 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. While the national average hasn'tmoved in the last week, it has increased by 5.7 cents per gallon during thelast month and stands 3.3 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

      "Whilethe cold weather is about the lock the country into a deep freeze, we're alsoseeing a bit of a freeze in the national average," said GasBuddy.comSenior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan.

      "For much ofthe week ahead, we may see the freeze at the pump continue, as oil prices haverecently shed some of their gains from late December. January and February seesome of weakest demand for gasoline in the year, so it wouldn't be surprisingto see the average move slightly downward in the next couple weeks,"DeHaan said.

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