December 20, 2014
It's a bad time to have to fill your gas tank in Nevada -- especially in the Reno-Sparks-Carson City area. Prices are up anywhere from 19 cents a gallon to 41 cents in just one month.
Nevada is tied with Oregon for the third highest gasoline prices in the continental United States. The only motorists paying more are in California and Washington.
Nevada's average is three dollars and seven cents for a gallon of regular unleaded. Nationally, it's two dollars and 87 cents.
Pain at the pump is worst in western Nevada. The average in Sparks is three dollars and 25 cents a gallon. Reno is three-24 and Carson City is three-22. That's up 19 cents from a month ago in Sparks, 20 cents in Carson City and 26 cents in Carson City.
The state's bargain is Elko at two dollars and 90 cents -- but that's up a whopping 41 cents in the past month.
Las Vegas and Henderson are just a penny above three dollars a gallon -- an increase of 34 cents in Henderson and 35 cents in Las Vegas.