A rare occurrence in the summer months. Gas prices have dropped 35-cents a gallon over the past few weeks in Nebraska. Rose White with Triple-A Nebraska says there is a chance that could come to an end. She says one refinery in Coffeyville, Kansas is out of commission due to a fire and repairs could take up to four weeks. One refinery in Indiana and another in Kansas also recently cut production for unknown reasons and those issues could push gas prices higher.
White says there may be a silver lining. She says supply inventories are very good right now and that could provide a cushion and prevent big price hikes at the gas pump.
AAA-Nebraska reports the average price in Nebraska for self-serve unleaded is $3.39 a gallon and in Iowa it is a few pennies lower at $3.36. The national average is $3.47 a gallon.