Gas prices still lower

LINCOLN — Snow notwithstanding, the summer travel season is just around the corner.

It’s three weeks until school gets out and Memorial Day weekend begins, which mark the unofficial start to the summer driving season.

Along with that typically comes an increase in gas prices, but that increase should be less this year than in years past.

Prices already have been creeping up in the past week after falling about 50 cents since the end of February. The price of a gallon of unleaded gas in Lincoln was up to $3.36 as of Thursday, 7 cents higher than a week ago, according to AAA. That, however, is 23 cents lower than it was a year ago at this time.

Rose White, AAA spokeswoman, said that doesn’t necessarily mean we’re in for nothing but increases for the next few months.