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Nevada drivers paying less at pump than a month ago, AAA reports

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Costco members fill up with discounted gasoline at a Costco gas station in Van Nuys, Calif., Friday, Oct. 5, 2012.

The lowest gasoline prices in Nevada can be found in North Las Vegas, but drivers throughout the state are seeing prices at the pump drop, according to AAA Nevada.

In its monthly Fuel Gauge Report issued today, AAA Nevada said all major metro areas in Nevada showed decreases of at least 5 cents per gallon from a month ago.

In North Las Vegas, drivers are paying an average price of $3.20 per gallon of unleaded regular gas, AAA found. Elko registered Nevada’s highest price, at $3.52 a gallon, but that’s down 13 cents a gallon from last month’s average price. Other average prices in the valley, according to AAA, are $3.21 in Las Vegas and $3.23 in Henderson. The average price statewide is $3.28, down 7 cents from a month ago. A year ago on this date, Nevada’s average gas price was $3.41 per gallon of unleaded regular.

“Gas prices statewide moved lower following the end of the summer driving season and Thanksgiving,” said Cynthia Harris, AAA Nevada spokesperson. “Plentiful supplies, flat demand and falling crude oil prices combined for welcome relief at the pump for motorists for the upcoming holidays.”

The national average price of gasoline has fallen nine of 12 days since Thanksgiving. This follows a streak of 15 consecutive daily increases leading up to the holiday. Today’s national average price at the pump is $3.26, 8 cents more expensive than AAA’s November report but fractions of a penny less expensive than a week ago and 8 cents less than the same date last year.

The highest average price of gas tracked by AAA in the nation is in Hawaii. New York and Connecticut are tied with the highest contiguous state average price for regular unleaded gasoline, at $3.93 per gallon. The lowest price, at $ 2.91 per gallon, can be found in Missouri.

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