AAA: Nevada gas price average hits $3 for first time since 2015

MGN Online

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.

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