Gas prices are heading back down after seeing rises around the holidays. GasBuddy.com says the average price in Nebraska fell 5 cents over the past week to $3.07 per gallon.
The national average saw little change, dropping only .4 cents per gallon over the past week to $3.29 a gallon. GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan say he expects prices to remain similarly unchanged this week.
"As expected, the deep freeze during the last week
impacted more than just the air temperature, but also kept a grip on gasoline
prices," DeHaan said.
He added that it would take a "monumental ice breaker" to break the tight grip on prices generally seen in January and February when demand slows way down.
With last week's changes, Sunday's average in Nebraska was nearly two cents per gallon lower than the same day last year, but remained over eight cents per gallon higher than one month ago.