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July 21, 2017

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Rising oil prices showing up at Nevada gas pumps

An increase in oil prices is being passed along to drivers in Nevada, one of the 15 most expensive fuel markets in the country, according to the AAA auto club.

A gallon of unleaded gas in Nevada averages $2.46, a 6 cent increase from the last survey on Dec. 13, AAA said. The cheapest gas in Las Vegas was $2.36 a gallon.

“The numerous hiccups at refineries in California over the past week could potentially impact future supply in the West Coast region, which included Nevada. However, that is not currently the case. Thanks to rain storms and flooding along the coast, drops in demand can help balance out any shortage of supply,” Cynthia Harris, AAA Nevada spokeswoman, said in a news release.

The price hike is being experienced across the country, with the average cost of a gallon nationwide today of $2.37, the most expensive since June, accoridng to AAA.

As of last week, the cost of a barrel of oil stood at $53.99, AAA said.

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