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      Nebraska Gas Prices See Slight Declines While National Average Rises

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      Nebraska gas prices continued their slight decline this past week according to recent numbers from GasBuddy.com.

      The site says the average price for a gallon of gas in Nebraska fell 3 cents over the past week, averaging $3.50 per gallon on Sunday. Despite the slight decline, Nebraska's average remains just over 12 cents per gallon higher than this time last year and just over 1 cent per gallon higher than one month ago.

      The nation saw prices heading the other direction as the national average rose 2.5 cents per gallon over the past week to $3.65 per gallon.

      However, GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan says prices are likely nearing their peak.

      "Gas price increases have continued since early February but are likely nearing an end as oil refineries conclude seasonal maintenance, and the switchover to summer gasoline is nearing completion," DeHaan explained. He adds that motorists should see relief in the coming weeks as pressure eases on some of the things driving gasoline prices.
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