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Average Monthly Retail
Motor Gasoline Prices
in Lincoln, Nebraska

Regular unleaded gasoline is motor gasoline with an 87 to 88 octane. Midgrade gasoline is motor gasoline with an 89 to 90 octane, which includes some octane boosters (this includes E–10 in Nebraska). Premium gasoline is motor gasoline with a 91 and higher octane.

Today's average state price and average metro prices for motor gasoline can be found in the Daily Fuel Gauge Report. Average monthly prices can also be viewed for the state and the following cities: Columbus, Grand Island, Kearney, Norfolk, North Platte, and Omaha.

Weekly average prices are also available.

This symbol indicates a rule of thumb follows.A general rule of thumb: A dollar increase in the West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil price per barrel will result in a 2.5–cent increase in the price of gasoline per gallon. Likewise, a dollar decrease in the WTI crude oil price per barrel will result in a 2.5–cent decrease in the price of gasoline per gallon.

line chart showing Average Monthly Retail Regular Unleaded Motor Gasoline Prices in Lincoln, Nebraska from 1999 through 2013.

Average Monthly Retail
Regular Unleaded Motor Gasoline Prices
Lincoln, Nebraska

Grade–Regular Unleaded
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2014 $3.20 $3.33 $3.52 $3.58 $3.46 $3.53 $3.50 $3.38 $3.33 NA NA NA
2013 $3.21 $3.67 $3.65 $3.47 $3.76 $3.62 $3.58 $3.63 $3.65 $3.32 $3.09 $3.08
2012 $3.29 $3.51 $3.83 $3.87 $3.61 $3.50 $3.49 $3.71 $3.87 $3.69 $3.40 $3.29
2011 $3.17 $3.29 $3.63 $3.86 $3.98 $3.74 $3.69 $3.64 $3.69 $3.46 $3.44 $3.26
2010 $2.77 $2.67 $2.83 $2.92 $2.88 $2.70 $2.76 $2.84 $2.77 $2.86 $2.91 $3.03
2009 $1.83 $1.92 $2.01 $2.06 $2.33 $2.68 $2.47 $2.62 $2.51 $2.59 $2.70 $2.69
2008 $3.05 $3.08 $3.24 $3.44 $3.75 $3.99 $4.01 $3.72 $3.67 $2.95 $2.05 $1.70
2007 $2.17 $2.34 $2.65 $2.87 $3.27 $3.10 $3.16 $2.95 $2.96 $2.83 $3.12 $3.00
2006 $2.36 $2.31 $2.46 $2.79 $2.84 $2.78 $2.96 $2.99 $2.45 $2.25 $2.30 $2.37
2005 $1.81 $1.95 $2.08 $2.27 $2.12 $2.14 $2.30 $2.51 $2.93 $2.63 $2.20 $2.22
2004 $1.57 $1.63 $1.71 $1.78 $1.99 $1.94 $1.87 $1.88 $1.85 $1.98 $1.94 $1.79
2003 $1.46 $1.62 $1.65 $1.51 $1.50 $1.50 $1.51 $1.62 $1.60 $1.54 $1.48 $1.45
2002 $1.12 $1.13 $1.30 $1.42 $1.38 $1.37 $1.41 $1.41 $1.40 $1.48 $1.45 $1.36
2001 $1.48 $1.52 $1.43 $1.56 $1.78 $1.61 $1.32 $1.48 $1.67 $1.34 $1.16 $1.09
2000 $1.27 $1.41 $1.52 $1.43 $1.48 $1.70 $1.56 $1.43 $1.56 $1.57 $1.52 $1.44
1999 NA NA NA NA $1.11 $1.08 $1.16 $1.21 $1.26 $1.25 $1.23 $1.25

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line chart showing Average Monthly Retail Midgrade Motor Gasoline Prices in Lincoln, Nebraska from 1999 through 2013.

Average Monthly Retail
Midgrade Motor Gasoline Prices
Lincoln, Nebraska

Grade–Midgrade
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2014 $3.21 $3.35 $3.58 $3.64 $3.55 $3.61 $3.60 $3.47 $3.43 NA NA NA
2013 $3.11 $3.57 $3.55 $3.37 $3.65 $3.50 $3.46 $3.51 $3.56 $3.29 $3.09 $3.09
2012 $3.19 $3.42 $3.72 $3.75 $3.49 $3.39 $3.38 $3.60 $3.76 $3.57 $3.28 $3.18
2011 $3.25 $3.23 $3.53 $3.76 $3.88 $3.63 $3.59 $3.54 $3.59 $3.37 $3.35 $3.17
2010 $2.83 $2.73 $2.90 $2.98 $2.94 $2.76 $2.82 $2.90 $2.84 $2.93 $2.98 $3.10
2009 $1.87 $1.96 $2.06 $2.10 $2.38 $2.74 $2.53 $2.67 $2.57 $2.65 $2.76 $2.75
2008 $3.12 $3.15 $3.31 $3.52 $3.83 $4.07 $4.10 $3.78 $3.73 $3.00 $2.09 $1.73
2007 $2.22 $2.40 $2.71 $2.94 $3.35 $3.17 $3.23 $3.02 $3.02 $2.89 $3.19 $3.07
2006 $2.41 $2.36 $2.52 $2.85 $2.90 $2.84 $3.03 $3.06 $2.50 $2.30 $2.35 $2.42
2005 $1.85 $1.99 $2.13 $2.32 $2.16 $2.19 $2.35 $2.57 $3.00 $2.68 $2.25 $2.27
2004 $1.60 $1.66 $1.75 $1.82 $2.03 $1.98 $1.91 $1.92 $1.89 $2.02 $1.98 $1.83
2003 $1.49 $1.65 $1.68 $1.54 $1.54 $1.53 $1.54 $1.65 $1.64 $1.58 $1.52 $1.48
2002 $1.15 $1.15 $1.33 $1.45 $1.42 $1.40 $1.44 $1.44 $1.43 $1.52 $1.48 $1.39
2001 $1.52 $1.55 $1.47 $1.60 $1.82 $1.64 $1.35 $1.51 $1.71 $1.37 $1.18 $1.12
2000 $1.30 $1.44 $1.54 $1.44 $1.49 $1.72 $1.59 $1.47 $1.60 $1.60 $1.56 $1.47
1999 NA NA NA NA $1.13 $1.10 $1.19 $1.24 $1.29 $1.28 $1.26 $1.28

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line chart showing Average Monthly Retail Premium Motor Gasoline Prices in Lincoln, Nebraska from 1999 through 2013.

Average Monthly Retail
Premium Motor Gasoline Prices
Lincoln, Nebraska

Grade–Premium
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2014 $3.58 $3.71 $3.93 $4.01 $3.91 $3.97 $3.94 $3.83 $3.79 NA NA NA
2013 $3.47 $3.94 $3.92 $3.74 $4.06 $3.94 $3.92 $3.98 $4.01 $3.74 $3.51 $3.49
2012 $3.43 $3.65 $3.98 $4.02 $3.81 $3.75 $3.73 $3.98 $4.14 $3.97 $3.69 $3.57
2011 $3.34 $3.47 $3.80 $4.04 $4.17 $3.89 $3.81 $3.78 $3.82 $3.61 $3.61 $3.43
2010 $2.91 $2.81 $2.98 $3.07 $3.02 $2.84 $2.90 $2.98 $2.92 $3.01 $3.06 $3.19
2009 $1.92 $2.01 $2.12 $2.16 $2.45 $2.81 $2.60 $2.75 $2.64 $2.73 $2.84 $2.83
2008 $3.20 $3.23 $3.40 $3.62 $3.94 $4.19 $4.21 $3.89 $3.84 $3.08 $2.14 $1.78
2007 $2.28 $2.46 $2.79 $3.02 $3.44 $3.25 $3.32 $3.10 $3.11 $2.97 $3.28 $3.16
2006 $2.48 $2.43 $2.59 $2.93 $2.98 $2.92 $3.11 $3.14 $2.57 $2.36 $2.42 $2.49
2005 $1.90 $2.05 $2.19 $2.39 $2.22 $2.25 $2.42 $2.64 $3.08 $2.76 $2.31 $2.33
2004 $1.65 $1.71 $1.80 $1.87 $2.09 $2.04 $1.96 $1.97 $1.94 $2.08 $2.04 $1.88
2003 $1.53 $1.70 $1.73 $1.58 $1.58 $1.58 $1.58 $1.70 $1.68 $1.62 $1.56 $1.52
2002 $1.18 $1.19 $1.37 $1.49 $1.45 $1.44 $1.48 $1.48 $1.47 $1.56 $1.52 $1.43
2001 $1.56 $1.59 $1.51 $1.64 $1.85 $1.69 $1.39 $1.55 $1.76 $1.40 $1.22 $1.15
2000 $1.34 $1.48 $1.58 $1.48 $1.53 $1.77 $1.63 $1.51 $1.64 $1.65 $1.60 $1.51
1999 NA NA NA NA $1.16 $1.13 $1.22 $1.27 $1.32 $1.31 $1.29 $1.32

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Source: Nebraska Energy Office, Lincoln, NE.

Notes: NA indicates that data is not available. Numbers in red have been revised.

The tables and graphs were updated on October 1, 2014.
Typically, there is one month between updates.