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Nebraska Gasoline and Diesel Prices

For the week of September 18, Nebraska's average gasoline price fell 11 cents per gallon from the previous week to $2.36, which was 32 cents lower than the price at this time last year. This week, average prices in surveyed cities ranged from $2.25 in Columbus and Grand Island to $2.51 in North Platte. Prices in surveyed cities ranged from 4 to 17 cents per gallon lower than last week. As of September 15, the Midwest gasoline stock level was in the normal range with 51 million barrels.

Nebraska's average diesel price declined 20 cents to $2.76 per gallon. According to the weekly price report, this week's state average was only 4 cents higher than the price at this time last year. Weekly averages in the surveyed cities ranged from $2.69 in Omaha to $2.77 in Columbus, Grand Island, and North Platte. Prices in surveyed cities ranged from 16 to 26 cents per gallon lower than last week. On the supply side, the Midwest distillate fuel inventory level was in the normal range with 24.6 million barrels of diesel fuel as of September 15. This is the first week that diesel fuel supplies have been in the normal range since April of this year.

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, average gasoline prices for each month, average diesel prices for each month, and historical weekly prices are available for diesel and three grades of motor gasoline.

Nebraska's weekly average gasoline price graphed for the years 
	     2004 and 2005 and through the current week in 2006.

Regular Unleaded Gasoline Prices for the Week of September 18, 2006
(Price per Gallon)
  Columbus Grand Island Kearney Lincoln Norfolk North Platte Omaha State
Notes:The average may not equal the average of the components due to independent rounding. NA = Not Available.
Weekly Average $2.25 $2.25 $2.31 $2.38 $2.35 $2.51 $2.29 $2.36

Nebraska's weekly average diesel price graphed for the years 
	     2004 and 2005 and through the current week in 2006.

Diesel Prices for the Week of September 18, 2006
(Price per Gallon)
  Columbus Grand Island Kearney Lincoln Norfolk North Platte Omaha State
Notes:The average may not equal the average of the components due to independent rounding. NA = Not Available.
Weekly Average $2.77 $2.77 $2.72 $2.76 $2.71 $2.77 $2.69 $2.76

Source:Nebraska Energy Office, Lincoln, NE.

This report was updated on September 22, 2006. Typically, there is one week between updates.