Gas Prices Skyrocket In Omaha

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

People in Omaha are paying a lot more for their gas this summer. In just the past week, analysts at GasBuddy.com say prices in the metro have risen 18.5 cents per gallon.

That's more than 50 percent higher than the national average price increase, which was 11.7 cents per gallon.

Local prices are now up to $3.57 per gallon, which are 14.5 cents higher than they were in 2012 and 11.9 cents higher than they were in June.

"I suspect that the unrest in Egypt is playing a significant role in pushing crude values higher," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst David DeHaan.

Economists have also blamed the increase on higher demand due to summer road trips and vacations.


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