Gas Prices Continue to Rise

By: Marissa Cleaver
By: Marissa Cleaver

Friday afternoon Lincoln drivers saw gas prices go from $1.79 to $1.86. Christopher Neale says it cost him $60 to fill up his 4x4 pickup truck.

“It says here that I have to inquire inside to pay with a $50 or $100 bill but that’s what it’s going to take to fill it up,” said Neale.

Nebraskan’s aren’t the only ones reaching deep into their pockets. In Hawaii regular unleaded is $2.17, California $2.16 and Nevada $2.11.

“Because trading prices have gone up that is going to reflect on the prices you see at the pump,” said Becky Bells with AAA.

AAA says prices could get as high as two dollars a gallon this summer as more people begin taking road trips. Yet some motorists say they will try to cut down on their driving.

“You just try to be efficient with where you go and if you have multiple cars you might use the one that is better on fuel…drive smarter,” said Jim Brebner.

Gas prices are about $.20 higher now in both Lincoln and Grand Island than they were a year ago.


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