Gas prices rose slightly in Nebraska last week, according to the latest information from GasBuddy.com.
The price-tracking website shows the average retail price for a gallon of gas rose nearly 4 cents over the past week, hitting $3.46. That's still well below the national average of $3.63 per gallon, which increased by 1 cent over the past week.
GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan says prices over Memorial Day weekend nationally were slightly less than in 2013. He adds that between now and the end of June the national average could fall even further.
"We're hopeful that hurricane season will make little impact, as several key organizations have said their forecasts call for fewer than average storms, which would certainly help motorists avoid seeing late summer price spikes," DeHaan said.
Average gas prices in Nebraska are nearly 50 cents per gallon lower than one year ago, though they are only just under 5 cents per gallon lower than this time last month. The national average is much closer to where it was last year at about 2 cents lower than this time last month and one year ago.