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Nebraska Gasoline and Diesel Prices

Motor Gasoline

For the week of July 6, Nebraska's average gasoline price had decreased eight cents from the last report to $2.52, which was $1.52 lower than the price at this time last year. Weekly averages in the surveyed cities ranged from $2.42 in Columbus and Omaha to $2.70 in North Platte. As of July 3, the Midwest gasoline stock level was in the lower half of the normal range with 50.8 million barrels.

Diesel Fuel

The average price of diesel fuel in the state had fallen two cents from the last report to $2.58. According to the weekly price report, this week's state average was $2.09 lower than the price at this time last year. Weekly averages in the surveyed cities ranged from $2.52 in Columbus to $2.62 in Grand Island. On the supply side, the Midwest distillate fuel inventory level was above the normal range with 26 million barrels of ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel and 3.4 million barrels of low sulfur diesel fuel as of July 3.

Notes

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. Ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel has sulfur levels of 15 ppm and less while low sulfur diesel fuel ranges from more-than-15 ppm to 500 ppm sulfur.

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

Nebraska's weekly average gasoline price graphed for the years 
	     2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and through the current week in 2009.

Regular Unleaded Gasoline Prices for the Week of July 6, 2009
(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 $2.42 $2.44 $2.61 $2.50 $2.48 $2.70 $2.42 $2.52

Nebraska's weekly average diesel price graphed for the years 
	     2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and through the current week in 2009.

Diesel Prices for the Week of July 6, 2009
(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 $2.52 $2.62 $2.61 $2.55 $2.54 $2.60 $2.55 $2.58

Source:Nebraska Energy Office, Lincoln, NE.

This report was updated on July 10, 2009. Typically, there is one week between updates.