Gas Prices Exceed $3.00 per Gallon in Nebraska, on Average

July 16, 2021, noon ·

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The summer travel season is increasing demand for gasoline and the market is becoming slightly more scarce in supply. (Photo courtesy of AAA)

Nebraska’s average price per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline recently exceeded $3.00 per gallon. Passing the three-dollar benchmark may seem high, but Nebraska is still paying 16-cents less per gallon on average than the rest of the country.

Nick Faustman with Nebraska AAA says prices in the state have been worse before.

“While these prices are high, they’re nowhere near what they were back in ‘08,” he said. “$4.10 was the state average at that time. Now, while we hope that prices, you know, don’t climb that high, we’ve seen much worse.”

Consumer demand for gas has increased, especially in recent weeks, which has lowered total supply of the product. The more rare supply is creating price increases for consumers.

Faustman says his family was forced to adjust their plans partially due to rising gas prices, but also increasing demand in travel.

For daily updating gas prices by state and by county, visit gasprices.aaa.com.