AAA: Nevada gas prices fall as national prices increase
LAS VEGAS – Reno drivers are the only Nevadans paying more than $3 at the pump this week, as gas prices continued to fall across the West Coast. But for how long?
On Tuesday in Las Vegas, drivers paid an average of $2.57 per gallon, and in Reno drivers paid about $3.02 — each region paying about 6 cents less than a month ago, according to AAA surveys of local stations.
Carson City drivers paid an average of $2.56, down 17-cents from last month. Average gas price in Sparks was a little better than Reno at $2.98, down 5 cents.
The national average price for gasoline was $2.26, a 3-cent jump from last week.
“Gasoline prices in Nevada continued to trickle down this week, even as the rest of the country saw a spike in prices,” said AAA Nevada spokesman Mike Blasky. “But with the national average price going up, that could be a signal that prices will increase again this summer.”
The price of crude is hovering at $45 a barrel.
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