OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Unleaded fuel prices in Nebraska are up six cents a gallon during the past week to a statewide average of $2.39 a gallon, according to AAA. Gas price averages have steadily increased for the past month due to gradually decreasing gasoline stocks, higher crude oil prices, and rising demand.
"Higher crude oil costs are driving up gas prices across the country," said Rose White, public affairs director of AAA.
This past week, the Energet Information Administration reported that domestic U.S. production hit a new all-time high record during the previous week. At 12.1 million barrels per day, the United State is the world's leading crude producer.