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Pump prices dip below $3

Gas prices are expected to stay low in the coming year as ample oil supplies and weak U.S. demand cap surges. They won’t be steady, but spiking prices won’t be as high as a year ago and low prices could be lower than right now.

According to the U.S. Energy Department, the average price of a gallon of gasoline will fall five percent to $3.44, and although it is still the third highest average ever, it is 19 cents per gallon lower than last year’s average. And that means more cash in consumer pockets.

Price differences between regions of the country will continue to vary widely; Nebraska prices vary a few cents across the state. All national prices for most cities each day can be found at GasBuddy.com, or for Nebraska at NebraskaGasPrices.com.

For example, among the lowest prices at the pump, drivers are paying $2.52 to $2.67 per gallon of regular gas in the panhandle near Scottsbluff up to $2.92 per gallon in Omaha. The highest prices for regular gas vary from $3.21 to $3.42.

In Hebron, the price for fuel dipped below $3 per gallon about ten days ago.

The sites gives daily pricing for regular, midgrade, premium and diesel fuels.

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