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National gas prices hitting historic highs for month of February

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And unfortunately for drivers in KOTA Territory, Nebraska's pump prices are mirroring the National trend.

Gas prices have risen for 32–days in a row and are likely to keep rising.

The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Nebraska is now $3.75.

That's $0.06 higher than the current National average, and an increase of nearly $0.50 from this time last month.

Experts say the prices are rising due to a mixture of problems, from the cost of crude oil, to production cuts and refinery closings.

Many people in KOTA Territory say they're unhappy about the yo-yo-ing prices.

"I would hope it had already peaked and was heading back down, but doesn't look like it is," says Chris Hasse of Scottsbluff, Nebraska.  "I mean, it needs to go back down to where it was at one point.  It would sure help a lot."

Gas prices are expected to peak sometime this spring.

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