Gas prices have been on the rise for the past few weeks and experts are warning consumers that relief isn't expected to come this week.
GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan explains, "The price of
WTI oil continues to rise to levels not seen in quite some time, and that may
continue, at least for the time being, to put more upward pressure on gasoline
DeHaan says that worst may have past, but this week will possibly see another rise in the national average price of gas.
Nebraska gas prices rose an average 3.1 cents per gallon over the past week, averaging at $3.61 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy.
This is still slightly below the national average, which rose 3.2 cents per gallon to $3.68 per gallon.
Both national and state average prices are higher than this time last month and last year. Nebraska's average price is 6.5 cents per gallon higher than last year and 11.7 cents per gallon higher than last month.
The national average saw even larger increases from last year and last month.