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Nebraska Gasoline and Diesel Prices

For the week of December 18, Nebraska's average gasoline price had no change from the previous week at $2.32, which was five cents higher than the price at this time last year. This week, average prices in surveyed cities ranged from $2.27 in Columbus to $2.40 in North Platte. As of December 15, the Midwest gasoline stock level was in the normal range with 51.9 million barrels.

Nebraska's average diesel price had risen one cent to $2.69 per gallon. According to the weekly price report, this week's state average was 17 cents higher than the price at this time last year. Weekly averages in the surveyed cities ranged from $2.61 in Norfolk to $2.71 in Kearney. On the supply side, the Midwest distillate fuel inventory level was below the normal range with 21.2 million barrels of diesel fuel as of December 15.

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.
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 will result in a 2.5-cent increase in the gasoline price and the diesel fuel price.  Likewise, a dollar decrease in the WTI crude oil price will result in a 2.5-cent decrease in the gasoline price and the diesel fuel price.

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 December 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 $2.27 $2.35 $2.32 $2.35 $2.29 $2.40 $2.31 $2.32

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 December 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 $2.66 $2.65 $2.71 $2.64 $2.61 $2.65 $2.68 $2.69

Source:Nebraska Energy Office, Lincoln, NE.

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