1011Now | Lincoln, Grand Island, Nebraska | News, Weather, Sports
Weather Alert Day

Nebraska Drivers May Notice Gas Pump Price Changes

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The options Nebraska drivers find at the gas pump are changing because of a shift in the fuel supply.

Nebraskans have been accustomed to the mid-level 89 octane fuel with ethanol being the cheapest option. Now the regular 87 octane fuel will generally be cheaper.

The change is being happening because oil companies have switched what fuel they pump into terminals in Lincoln, Omaha and Doniphan. Instead of bringing in 87-octane fuel, the oil companies are delivering 84-octane fuel.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension educator John Hay says either ethanol or premium gas is mixed with the lower octane fuel to make the 87- and 89-octane fuels offered at the pump.

Hay says most cars will run fine on 87-octane fuel, but drivers should check their owner's manuals to be sure.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLN-TV Call: (402) 467-4321 Toll-free: 1-800-475-1011 840 North 40th Lincoln, NE 68503 Email: info@1011now.com KGIN-TV Call: (308) 382-6100 123 N Locust Street Grand Island, NE 68802 Email: kgin@1011now.com KSNB-TV Toll free 888-475-1011 123 N. Locust St. Grand Island, NE 68802 Email : ksnb@1011now.com
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 226671531 - 1011now.com/a?a=226671531