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Average Monthly Retail
Motor Gasoline Prices
in Columbus, 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: Grand Island, Kearney, Lincoln, 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.

Average Monthly Retail Motor Gasoline Prices in Columbus, Nebraska, from 2000 through 2013.

Average Monthly Retail
Regular Unleaded Motor Gasoline Prices
Columbus, Nebraska

Grade–Regular Unleaded
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2014 $3.24 $3.31 $3.55 $3.65 $3.56 $3.56 NA NA NA NA NA NA
2013 $3.23 $3.63 $3.72 $3.57 $3.77 $3.69 $3.56 $3.56 $3.59 $3.33 $3.14 $3.15
2012 $3.28 $3.50 $3.79 $3.85 $3.65 $3.52 $3.51 $3.67 $3.85 $3.73 $3.37 $3.28
2011 $3.11 $3.20 $3.54 $3.82 $3.97 $3.76 $3.67 $3.67 $3.67 $3.46 $3.43 $3.25
2010 $2.74 $2.68 $2.83 $2.86 $2.87 $2.71 $2.70 $2.77 $2.77 $2.82 $2.86 $2.98
2009 $1.75 $1.87 $1.91 $2.02 $2.23 $2.65 $2.43 $2.59 $2.52 $2.53 $2.71 $2.64
2008 $3.01 $2.99 $3.21 $3.39 $3.72 $3.95 $4.01 $3.74 $3.61 $2.94 $2.01 $1.62
2007 $2.11 $2.27 $2.56 $2.77 $3.18 $3.04 $3.16 $2.87 $3.00 $2.86 $3.11 $3.03
2006 $2.27 $2.24 $2.39 $2.71 $2.80 $2.75 $2.93 $2.94 $2.32 $2.12 $2.18 $2.30
2005 $1.78 $1.89 $2.08 $2.21 $2.07 $2.11 $2.23 $2.46 $2.81 $2.54 $2.13 $2.13
2004 $1.55 $1.60 $1.70 $1.75 $1.95 $1.90 $1.85 $1.85 $1.80 $1.93 $1.89 $1.77
2003 $1.43 $1.62 $1.67 $1.51 $1.49 $1.47 $1.47 $1.59 $1.62 $1.53 $1.51 $1.46
2002 NA NA NA $1.40 $1.40 $1.38 $1.42 $1.41 $1.42 $1.50 $1.45 $1.36

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Average Monthly Midgrade Motor Gasoline Prices in Columbus, Nebraska, from 2000 through 2013.

Average Monthly Retail
Midgrade Motor Gasoline Prices
Columbus, Nebraska

Grade–Midgrade
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2014 $3.23 $3.29 $3.52 $3.63 $3.54 $3.59 NA NA NA NA NA NA
2013 $3.13 $3.54 $3.63 $3.49 $3.69 $3.61 $3.50 $3.52 $3.50 $3.26 $3.07 $3.05
2012 $3.19 $3.42 $3.70 $3.79 $3.57 $3.44 $3.44 $3.60 $3.77 $3.64 $3.30 $3.17
2011 $3.18 $3.15 $3.46 $3.73 $3.88 $3.66 $3.58 $3.59 $3.58 $3.38 $3.35 $3.18
2010 $2.80 $2.74 $2.89 $2.92 $2.94 $2.77 $2.76 $2.84 $2.83 $2.88 $2.92 $3.05
2009 $1.79 $1.91 $1.96 $2.07 $2.28 $2.71 $2.48 $2.64 $2.58 $2.58 $2.77 $2.70
2008 $3.07 $3.06 $3.28 $3.46 $3.80 $4.04 $4.09 $3.81 $3.68 $2.99 $2.05 $1.66
2007 $2.16 $2.32 $2.62 $2.83 $3.25 $3.11 $3.23 $2.93 $3.07 $2.92 $3.18 $3.10
2006 $2.32 $2.29 $2.44 $2.77 $2.86 $2.81 $3.00 $3.01 $2.37 $2.16 $2.23 $2.35
2005 $1.82 $1.93 $2.13 $2.26 $2.11 $2.15 $2.28 $2.51 $2.87 $2.59 $2.17 $2.18
2004 $1.58 $1.64 $1.73 $1.79 $2.00 $1.94 $1.89 $1.89 $1.84 $1.97 $1.94 $1.81
2003 $1.46 $1.65 $1.71 $1.54 $1.53 $1.50 $1.50 $1.62 $1.65 $1.57 $1.54 $1.49
2002 NA NA NA $1.43 $1.43 $1.41 $1.45 $1.44 $1.45 $1.53 $1.48 $1.39

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Average Monthly Premium Motor Gasoline Prices in Columbus, Nebraska, from 2000 through 2013.

Average Monthly Retail
Premium Motor Gasoline Prices
Columbus, Nebraska

Grade–Premium
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2014 $3.51 $3.58 $3.84 $3.88 $3.85 $3.94 NA NA NA NA NA NA
2013 $3.47 $3.74 $3.94 $3.81 $3.98 $4.02 $3.91 $3.97 $3.98 $3.92 $3.65 $3.52
2012 $3.41 $3.63 $3.88 $3.96 $3.80 $3.71 $3.69 $3.88 $4.06 $3.95 $3.61 $3.47
2011 $3.27 $3.28 $3.64 $3.94 $4.11 $3.88 $3.77 $3.76 $3.78 $3.58 $3.56 $3.43
2010 $2.88 $2.81 $2.97 $3.00 $3.02 $2.85 $2.84 $2.92 $2.91 $2.97 $3.00 $3.13
2009 $1.84 $1.96 $2.01 $2.13 $2.34 $2.78 $2.55 $2.72 $2.65 $2.65 $2.85 $2.77
2008 $3.16 $3.15 $3.37 $3.56 $3.91 $4.15 $4.20 $3.92 $3.78 $3.08 $2.11 $1.71
2007 $2.22 $2.38 $2.69 $2.91 $3.34 $3.19 $3.32 $3.01 $3.15 $3.00 $3.27 $3.19
2006 $2.39 $2.36 $2.51 $2.85 $2.94 $2.89 $3.08 $3.09 $2.44 $2.23 $2.29 $2.42
2005 $1.87 $1.99 $2.19 $2.32 $2.17 $2.21 $2.35 $2.58 $2.95 $2.66 $2.23 $2.24
2004 $1.63 $1.69 $1.78 $1.84 $2.05 $1.99 $1.94 $1.94 $1.89 $2.03 $1.99 $1.86
2003 $1.50 $1.70 $1.75 $1.59 $1.57 $1.54 $1.54 $1.67 $1.70 $1.61 $1.59 $1.53
2002 NA NA NA $1.47 $1.47 $1.45 $1.49 $1.48 $1.49 $1.58 $1.53 $1.42

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Source: Nebraska Energy Office, Lincoln, NE.

Note: NA indicates that data is not available.

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