Prices rose for the fourth consecutive week and reached their highest level since the week of October 3, 2005. For the week of April 24, Nebraska's average gasoline price jumped 11 cents per gallon from the previous week to $2.92, which was 70 cents higher than the price at this time last year. Weekly average prices in surveyed cities ranged from $2.87 in Columbus to $2.94 in Kearney, Lincoln, North Platte, and Omaha. As of April 21, the Midwest gasoline stock level was above the normal range with 52.5 million barrels.
Nebraska's average diesel price increased ten cents to $2.90 per gallon. According to the weekly price report, this week's state average was 58 cents higher than the price at this time last year. Weekly averages in the surveyed cities ranged from $2.84 in Columbus to $2.94 in Kearney. On the supply side, the Midwest distillate fuel inventory level was below the normal range with 20.2 million barrels of diesel fuel as of April 21.
Regular unleaded gasoline is regular unleaded motor gasoline with an 87 to 88 octane. Diesel fuel is fuel used for internal combustion in diesel engines.
An archive of this report and historical weekly prices are available.