December 22, 2014
Triple-A Nevada says the statewide average for a gallon of self-serve unleaded is two-dollars-52 cents. That's up 18 cents from last month and only four cents shy of the statewide record set on April 15th.
Officials say the high price of crude oil and strong demand globally and domestically is fueling the price increase.
In Nevada, the biggest monthly increase was in Reno and Carson
City, where prices jumped 23 cents to two-dollars-59 cents in Reno
and two-dollars-55 cents in Carson City. Sparks wasn't far behind, with a 22 cent jump bringing the average price to two-dollars-56 cents.
In Las Vegas, prices rose 20 cents to two-dollars-47 cents. The cheapest gas is in Elko, where it's selling for two-dollars-44 cents, up a dime since last month.
Nationwide, the average price is two-dollars-31 cents. That's up
17 cents from a month ago.