Nebraska Prices at the Pump See Only Slight Declines


The price at the pump in Nebraska has seen a slight decline over the past week, which remains in line with national declines.

The average price for a gallon of gas fell nearly three cents over the past week to $3.65, according to GasBuddy, a group that looks at gas price fluctuations across the United States.

The national average fell just over two cents per gallon to $3.59. Gas prices in Nebraska and nationally remain virtually unchanged from last month, according to Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan.

Including the change in gas prices in Nebraska during thepast week, prices Sunday were 22.7 cents per gallon lower than the same day oneyear ago and are 9.7 cents per gallon higher than a month ago.

The nationalaverage has not moved during the lastmonth and is 22.3 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.

"Gas price limbo has continued for another week,with average prices across the United States virtually the same as they were amonth ago," said Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan.

DeHaan went on to say that so far this year people on average are paying less at the pump than they did in 2012. He said, "In fact, the cumulative yearly average for a gallon of gas standsat $3.57/gal, compared to one year ago when it was $3.62/gal, so whilemotorists feel this has been a bad year for gas prices, it hasn't been aspainful as 2012."