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September 2, 2014

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Gas prices spike in Las Vegas but expected to stabilize

With the onset of summer, Nevada is subject to rising numbers on the thermometer and at the gas pump.

Nevadans are paying 9 cents more for gas compared to a month ago, with the average price for a gallon of unleaded fuel at $3.89, according to the AAA’s fuel gauge report. The price is up 27 cents from April.

Prices, however, could start to stabilize, said Cynthia Harris, a spokeswoman for AAA Nevada.

In Las Vegas, gas is up 12 cents to $3.86 a gallon, while in Henderson the average is $3.88, up 13 cents.

Gas in North Las Vegas is averaging $3.83 a gallon, up a dime but still the cheapest in the state. The most expensive gas in Nevada is in Reno, where a gallon was up a penny to $4.01.

The national average was steady at $3.65.

Nationwide, Hawaii has the most expensive gas at $4.36 a gallon, and south Carolina is cheapest at $3.37. Drivers in Los Angeles are paying an average of $4.14 a gallon.

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