LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — If you feel like you've been paying more at the pump lately, you're not alone.
Nevada's average price for a gallon of regular gas has reached $3 for the first time since September 2015, AAA Nevada announced on Monday.
Prices jumped 8 cents in just a week, with the cost of a gallon in Clark and Washoe counties averaging more than $3 after the weekend increase, according to AAA.
"It's likely that Nevadans could be paying more than $3 at the pump for much of summer," Michael Blasky, spokesman for AAA Nevada, said in a statement. "More people are driving for work, taking vacations and spending money on travel. That's a good sign for the economy, but strong demand will drive up gasoline prices."
The national average for a gallon of gas is $2.66, according to AAA. The average is $3 in Las Vegas and $3.13 in Reno.