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August 28, 2014

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Average cost of gas rises to $3.93 a gallon in Nevada, AAA reports

Troubles at California refineries in the past weeks have sent gas prices soaring in Northern Nevada, according to the AAA auto club’s monthly report.

Fuel prices in the southern part of the state saw smaller increases, but the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Nevada still rose to $3.93, a 12-cent increase compared last month.

Nationally, the average price dropped two cents to $3.82, which is still higher than the $3.40 consumers were paying for gas at this time last year.

A power outage last week at a refinery in southern California sent gas prices “through the roof” throughout the Golden State and in Northern Nevada, AAA said.

Drivers saw the average gas price in Reno jump 19 cents from last month, to $4.24.

In Sparks, a gallon of gasoline costs $4.28 on average, a 21-cent increase from last month and the highest price in the state.

Southern Nevada saw gas prices rise by a much smaller amount. In Las Vegas, fuel costs an average of $3.77 per gallon, a 7-cent increase from last month.

Gas prices averaged $3.78 per gallon in Henderson, a 7-cent increase, and $3.73 per gallon in North Las Vegas, a 9-cent increase.

Eureka, Calif., has the highest gas prices in the country at an average cost of $4.80, while prices in Los Angeles average $4.71, a 53-cent increase in the last month.

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  1. I wonder if Mitt will try to use this as a message of Obama energy policy... while Obama uses Big Bird.. George Bush did try to give away old bases for refinery use, no takers..wonder why? Nobody wants one in their back yard and the hurdles of EPA red tape make them a bad investment.
    It appears the EPA and government regulation have impeded refinery building, most refineries operating today have expanded, it is easier to expand your footprint then start fresh land, the smaller refineries have closed due to cuts of government subsides. The bottom line is it is cheaper to bring gas in from other countries with less regulation and the export of jobs and money to other countries will continue to grow. I do agree clean air is vital, but remember new cars have all kinds of smog control on them yet the EPA keeps messing with more clean air standards so there are about 50 different blends of gas they demand depending on the time of year and state you are in. Maybe it is time to reign in the EPA a notch to modern standards. If you do not want to read the whole thing skip to the bottom line. This is from 2007 so no fault of Obama but he should take notes..
    http://www.ncpa.org/pub/ba603

  2. There are curretnly 23% more drilling rigs in operation in the U.S. than 4 years ago. There are also 23% less Petroleum Imports than 4 years ago.

    Gas prices are due to the oil companies, not the government. They are making record profits and they are not going to stop that. They are in business and unless they are controlled the prices will continue to go up.

    We run a free market system though so honestly the government should not be stepping in but they should be cutting any special tax deals or subsidies. The 2005 Energy bill gives the oil companies $2.8 Billion a year. They don't need it.

  3. That $2.8 billion/year labels oil companies as moochers along with the 47% Romney was talking about. So long as the moochers are executives, owners and dividends to stockholders the GOP keep silent.