Dip in gas prices in Lincoln

By: Jenn Hatcher

A gallon of unleaded gas in Lincoln is averaging $3.15. That’s about 15 cents less than this time last year.

AAA says the dip in prices is due to a booming oil supply in the states.

The boom can be credited to production going very well in North Dakota and a mild hurricane season, which has allowed refineries to continue production.

The average price across the country is $3.24 per gallon. In Omaha, prices have already fallen under three dollars.

Nebraska is wedged right in the middle of the gas price extremes; Missouri has the lowest prices in the country and Wyoming, the highest.

And while this is good news, the price drop is connected to the stock markets plummeting over the last few days.