Gas prices increase statewide

Average gasoline prices increased almost two cents per gallon over the past week in Nevada, according to a survey released Monday. said the Nevada price averaged $2.51 per gallon as of Sunday, based on a survey statewide of 1,130 stations, a boost of 1.9 cents a gallon.

In Carson City, said Monday, prices ranged from $2.09 a gallon on the low end at seven stations to $2.59 a gallon on the higher end at one station. There were 24 checked in the state capital by the motor fuels monitoring website.

Nationally, reported, the average price stayed steady at $2 per gallon.

The website said the national average has decreased 4.2 cents per gallon over the last month and is 28.2 cents per gallon lower than it was a year ago.

In Nevada, meanwhile, according to the website prices on Sunday were unchanged from a year ago but down 2.4 cents per gallon from a month ago.

The spot month contract for light sweet crude was $36.88 per barrel at 12 p.m. Monday on the New York Mercantile Exchange.


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