LAS VEGAS — Average retail gasoline prices in Nevada have fallen 0.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.70 per gallon. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.2 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.61 per gallon, according to gasoline price website NevadaGasPrices.com.
Including the change in gas prices in Nevada during the past week, prices were 94.4 cents per gallon higher than the same week one year ago and are 18.5 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 2.4 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 88 cents per gallon higher than this week one year ago.
“It took the end of summer for a drop in retail gasoline prices, but I’m sure motorists won’t complain that we’re finally seeing some drops in prices,” said Patrick DeHaan, GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst. “We’ve seen wholesale prices continue to be somewhat volatile, but I believe as we enter October, we’ll see markets slowly quiet down with retail gasoline prices falling to $3.35-$3.55 on average by Thanksgiving, with the exception being typical hotspots on the West Coast.”