Nevada now ranks second among states with the highest average retail gas price in the country, according to the latest report from AAA Nevada, which tracks gas prices as a service to consumers.
Not counting Hawaii, only California has a higher state average than Nevada. The statewide average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is now $2.49, down 7 cents from last month's survey on January 16.
The average price in Las Vegas for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is $2.39, a 12-cent decrease from the last AAA survey on January 16. Reno's average price is $2.70, an 8-cent increase from the last survey. At $2.23, the national average is unchanged from last month's survey and 6 cents lower than a year ago. Nevada's statewide average of $2.49 is exactly the same price as it was last year at this time.
One way consumers can reduce the amount of money they spend on fuel is to shop aggressively for the lowest price. AAA Nevada has a tool that can help. Located online at AAA Fuel Finder. The AAA Fuel Finder has real time information on gas prices at more than 85,000 gas stations throughout the United States.