If you need to fill your gas tank it is going to cost more in Nebraska. Triple-A Nebraska spokesperson Rose White says the price hike is due to problems at refineries.
White says, “AAA received warning a few days ago that we could see some price spikes in the Midwest region and unfortunately that held true. Almost overnight at many stations prices at the retail level increased ten to fifteen cents a gallon at many outlets. The reasons behind it were both planned and unplanned maintenance issues at some refineries that service the Midwest region.”
White says typically it is regional refinery issues that cause these problems and sometimes that means we either pay higher or lower prices than the national average. White says the good news is that prices won’t go much higher unless there are major issues that cause longer shutdowns but at this time that is not expected.
AAA reports the average price in Nebraska is $2.36 a gallon. That is seven cents higher than the national average of $2.29. Nebraska gas prices are 88-cents lower than they were one year ago. Iowa prices are 77-cents lower.