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April 23, 2014

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Las Vegas gas prices expected to remain level for summer

It might not make the heat any more bearable, but Las Vegas Valley motorists will have something to be thankful for this summer: Gas prices should remain level throughout the summer.

Statewide, the average price per gallon sits at $3.60, up $0.01 from May and just a hair under the national average of $3.63, according to a study by AAA Nevada. North Las Vegas had the lowest average gas price across the state at $3.47 a gallon, with Las Vegas sitting at $3.49 and Henderson at $3.51.

The state’s highest prices were found in Elko, where gas is $3.93 a gallon.

Nevada’s gas prices are for the most part lower than many of the surrounding metropolitan areas, including St. George, Utah ($3.62); Los Angeles ($4.00); and Salt Lake City ($3.72).

The steady price level is due to a number of factors, AAA Nevada spokeswoman Cynthia Harris said in a statement.

“Increased refinery production, steady crude oil prices and less demand by consumers are the factors driving the trend,” she said.

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