Gas prices continue to climb

Average retail gasoline prices in Nebraska have risen 18.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.73/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,150 gas outlets in Nebraska. This compares with the national average that has increased 11.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.68/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Including the change in gas prices in Nebraska during the past week, prices yesterday were 22.2 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 58.5 cents per gallon higher than a month ago.

"The steady climb of retail gas prices is likely to continue following double-digit increases in wholesale prices with fuel production tightening in the majority of the country's refineries," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Gregg Laskoski.

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