Gas prices heading toward record
Thanks to multiple refinery shutdowns, gasoline prices are soaring and could be headed toward a record.
As of Friday morning, AAA said the average price of regular unleaded in Nebraska was $3.89 a gallon, 11 cents more than on Thursday, 28 cents more than a week ago and 45 cents more than a month ago. The average in Lincoln also was $3.89 a gallon.
Rose White, a spokeswoman for AAA Nebraska, said prices were expected to keep climbing. Prices for regular unleaded are likely to top $4 in the next few days and could go as high as $4.18, White said.
That would break the all-time record average price for the state, which is $4.10, as well as Lincoln's all-time high of $4.16. Both records were reached in July 2008.
Minnesota already has hit a record high, and Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota an
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Submitted May 18, 2013 By: