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Average Monthly Retail On–Highway
Diesel Fuel Prices
in Nebraska

Winter demand for diesel fuel normally boosts diesel fuel prices. Although diesel is consumed in both the transportation and the agricultural sectors, the prices below reflect transportation sector prices. Diesel fuel is fuel used for internal combustion in diesel engines. Average monthly prices can also be viewed for the following cities: Columbus, Grand Island, Kearney, Lincoln, Norfolk, North Platte, and Omaha.

Today's average state price and average metro prices can be found in the Daily Fuel Gauge Report.

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 diesel fuel 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 diesel fuel per gallon.

line chart showing Average Monthly Retail On-Highway Diesel Fuel Prices in Nebraska for 1999 through 2013.

Average Monthly Retail On–Highway
Diesel Fuel Prices in Nebraska

Diesel
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2014 $3.82 $3.85 $3.89 $3.87 $3.82 $3.81 $3.79 $3.74 $3.70 NA NA NA
2013 $3.78 $3.99 $3.98 $3.86 $3.80 $3.77 $3.78 $3.86 $3.93 $3.84 $3.76 $3.82
2012 $3.79 $3.87 $4.01 $4.01 $3.89 $3.65 $3.67 $3.93 $4.05 $4.13 $3.93 $3.84
2011 $3.37 $3.51 $3.84 $4.04 $4.04 $3.90 $3.88 $3.85 $3.84 $3.77 $3.98 $3.89
2010 $2.86 $2.78 $2.88 $3.03 $3.04 $2.92 $2.89 $2.94 $2.94 $3.06 $3.15 $3.25
2009 $2.36 $2.21 $2.06 $2.21 $2.22 $2.52 $2.54 $2.64 $2.64 $2.68 $2.81 $2.76
2008 $3.38 $3.41 $3.84 $4.03 $4.40 $4.65 $4.68 $4.35 $4.05 $3.65 $2.87 $2.50
2007 $2.58 $2.57 $2.76 $2.96 $2.92 $2.90 $3.00 $3.06 $3.09 $3.15 $3.41 $3.41
2006 $2.51 $2.52 $2.58 $2.76 $2.91 $2.92 $3.08 $3.30 $2.89 $2.57 $2.63 $2.68
2005 $1.98 $2.04 $2.21 $2.33 $2.23 $2.29 $2.40 $2.50 $2.80 $3.20 $2.68 $2.49
2004 $1.59 $1.61 $1.64 $1.71 $1.78 $1.76 $1.76 $1.85 $1.91 $2.12 $2.13 $2.02
2003 $1.53 $1.68 $1.74 $1.56 $1.50 $1.48 $1.48 $1.54 $1.54 $1.56 $1.56 $1.53
2002 $1.23 $1.22 $1.28 $1.37 $1.37 $1.35 $1.36 $1.38 $1.47 $1.53 $1.50 $1.48
2001 $1.59 $1.59 $1.48 $1.48 $1.60 $1.62 $1.45 $1.50 $1.66 $1.45 $1.33 $1.24
2000 $1.37 $1.46 $1.50 $1.45 $1.50 $1.51 $1.50 $1.50 $1.67 $1.66 $1.64 $1.61
1999 NA NA NA NA $1.12 $1.11 $1.16 $1.21 $1.27 $1.29 $1.30 $1.35

Source: Nebraska Energy Office, Lincoln, NE.

Note: NA = Data is not available.

The table and graph were updated on October 1, 2014.
Typically, there is one month between updates.