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Valley’s cheapest gasoline found in North Las Vegas, AAA reports

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Seasonal factors led to an increase in gasoline prices across the United States in April, AAA reports.

Motorists filling up their gas tanks in North Las Vegas are benefiting from the lowest average price in Nevada – $3.25 a gallon for regular unleaded – according to the AAA Nevada monthly gas survey.

The Fuel Gauge Report for February, released today, found Nevadans paying an average of $3.33 per gallon, down 2 cents a gallon from January. That’s still 2 cents above the national average of $3.31, which was unchanged from January, AAA found.

Average prices didn’t fluctuate much across the Las Vegas Valley. In Henderson, the average price was $3.27 per gallon, down 3 cents from a month ago. Motorists in Las Vegas are paying, on average, $3.26 per gallon, up 2 cents from January.

Sparks registered Nevada’s highest price, at $3.49 a gallon, with no change since last month’s average price.

A year ago on this date, Nevada’s average gas price was $3.52 per gallon of unleaded regular. Nationally, the average price a year ago was $3.59.

“In a departure from recent years, national gas prices at the start of 2014 have been largely flat. This can be attributed in part to cold temperatures keeping drivers off of roads but also to the absence of looming production concerns overseas or refinery issues regionally that have propelled retail gasoline prices higher out of the gate the last several years,” said Cynthia Harris, AAA Nevada spokesperson.

Hawaii’s average price, $4.03, is the only state reporting an average price over $4. New York and Connecticut are tied with the highest average price in the contiguous United States, $3.93 per gallon. The lowest price, $2.91 per gallon, was found in Missouri.

Among cities in the region, Los Angeles registered the highest price, $3.72 a gallon, up a nickel from a month ago. Salt Lake City, at $3.05 and down a penny from January, was the lowest.

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