Some people needing to fill up their gas tanks found a surprise at the pump over the weekend when gas prices were up 15-cents a gallon at some locations. AAA Nebraska spokesperson Rose White says the average price at the pump in Nebraska is $2.12 a gallon and that matches the national average.
White says, “We have seen an uptick in prices largely due to crude oil pricing increases. They had been down to $39 a barrel and just during the past few days has risen to $43 a barrel.”
White says this is an issue they are watching very closely and there are ample supplies. We do expect to see some play in the commodity prices but even with this upswing AAA reports that prices will remain favorable through the rest of the year. She says prices still remain considerably lower than what we have seen in years past. Last year a gallon was 50-cents higher at the pump and $1.36 higher two years ago.