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      Gas Prices on the Decline

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      Gas prices continue to fall across Nebraska.

      Averageretail gasoline prices dropped 7.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging$3.57 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy.com. This compares with the national average that has fallen2.1 cents in the last week to $3.61 per gallon.

      Including the change in gas prices in Nebraska during thepast week, prices yesterday were 2.5 cents per gallon higher than the same dayone year ago and are 44.8 cents per gallon lower than a month ago.

      The national average has decreased 5-cents per gallon duringthe last month and stands 8-cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

      "The national average has continued its downwarddecline in the last week, likely being helped by relief in the Great Lakes, aregion that had been plagued with refining issues that have seemingly beenresolved," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan.

      "While the national average stands higher than itdid a year ago, we likely will see the average decline, and for motorists inthe Great Lakes, the downward trend should mean well needed relief at the pump,"he said.

      "Areas of California may see prices rising slightly inthe days ahead, but at this time we aren't seeing any short term price spikesacross the United States," DeHaan said.

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