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Gas Prices Decrease Slows and N.J. Sees Gas Crisis End

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Average retail gasoline prices in Nebraska rose 2.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.37 Sunday.

This compares with the national average that fell to $3.46 and dropped over 32 cents per gallon during the last month.

Officials say the national average has again decreased but the decreases are beginning to slow down.

On the east coast, Tuesday morning, New Jersey will end gas rationing.

Governor Chris Christie implemented the odd-even system last week because of long lines at gas stations and because some stations had a hard time getting fuel.

The governor announced today gas supplies are now plentiful and those long lines have died down.

For any gas station owner thinking of gouging customers, Christie said "raising gas a couple bucks a gallon when people are in a crisis may seems like a smart idea.  But when you get bagged with a big fine afterwords that wipes out the profit and then some, it's going to see like a very stupid idea and a very small idea."

According to new jersey's attorney general, one gas station charged customers as much as five-dollars and fifty-cents a gallon.

 

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