Posted By: Camila Orti
Lincolnites are noticing they're paying more at the pump, and prices are expected to keep rising.
"Yeah it's a little ridiculous, I hate to see that extra money going out of my pocket," Steve Merboth of Lincoln said.
According to GasBuddy.com, state gas prices have been on the rise since January, increasing from an average of about $3.10 to almost $3.30 today.
In Lincoln, regular unleaded is as high as $3.60 per gallon at some stations.
"I don't ever really pay attention to it because it's just something I gotta have," Scott Smith of Lincoln said.
Although it's not very much fun, experts say a spike in prices around this time of year is normal as refineries are getting ready to make their summer blends. Crude oil prices are higher, too.
It has some people thinking of ways to cut back on gas usage.
"Those quick runs to the store you kind of think well maybe that's not something I really need to do," Kristy Weddington of Lincoln said.
In Omaha, gas is about ten cents per gallon cheaper, and has been that way for the past eight months.
According to GasBuddy, prices across the state will continue to rise in the next couple months, increasing anywhere from 15 to 40 cents per gallon.
The good news is that this time last year, regular gas cost closer to $3.75 per gallon.