Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011 | 6:44 p.m.
Gas prices in the northern parts of Nevada have fallen slightly during the past month, while prices in Clark County rose slightly, leaving the state average nearly the same as it was in October, according to the AAA Auto Club.
The average price for a gallon of regular fuel in the state is now $3.61, a 1-cent increase from last month’s report, the auto club said. The national average also rose 1 cent, to $3.41.
But the average fuel price in Las Vegas rose 4 cents, to $3.58. Henderson’s average rose 3 cents, to $3.60, and North Las Vegas’ rose 2 cents, to $3.58.
Prices in most other parts of the state remain slightly higher despite recent price declines.
In the past month, Reno’s average price fell 2 cents, to $3.66, Spark’s average fell 1 cent to $3.69 and Elko’s prices fell 13 cents, to $3.69.
Carson City now has the lowest average in the state, $3.55, which is the same as the average was last month.
The Silver State now has the eighth-highest average gas price in the nation, the AAA report said. California’s $3.84 average is the highest of the lower 48 states, while Alaska’s average is $4.03 and Hawaii is at $4.17.
The auto club said the mix of lower gasoline demand and the strengthening U.S. dollar has helped keep prices flat despite global economic unrest.