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Gas Prices Continue Climb, Nebraska Average Overtakes National Price

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Gas prices remain on the rise in Nebraska. GasBuddy says the average price for a gallon of gas rose nearly 10 cents over the past week.

The average was at $3.48 Sunday, jumping above the national average of $3.47 per gallon, according to

With last week's increase, prices on Sunday were still 18.5 cents per gallon lower than the same day last year. However, the state average was 30.5 cents per gallon higher than just one month ago. Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan says we can expect to see higher prices as refineries do maintenance work.

He explains, "As refinery maintenance season is now in its prime, and will be for several weeks, motorists could see additional volatility at the pump should issues or unexpected problems arise with this period of maintenance."

"There tend to be glitches and issues restarting these plants, and the progressive switchover to various blends of gasoline complicates matters further," adds DeHaan. "Then, as refineries get back online, the volatility will ebb, and prices will slow their climb- but all of that light at the end of the tunnel remains several weeks away."

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