Some Nebraskans are getting pretty good deal at the gas pump but Rose White with AAA Nebraska says the further west you go the more you will pay. She says prices vary across the U-S.
Missouri has the lowest price at $2.84 a gallon for self-serve unleaded so those in southeast Nebraska will see lower prices. However, Wyoming is among the highest top ten in the country. Of the 173 communities AAA Nebraska surveyed on Thursday 29 of them posted gas at under $3 a gallon.
White says there are several reasons for the price drop. She says crude oil prices dropped to $79 a barrel, down from $107 in June. Several other factors include U-S crude production is up, lower corn prices has kept ethanol prices down and no hurricanes to disrupt production for the two years.
White says it is hard to predict what the future holds but AAA is reporting prices will be favorable for the rest of the year.