The gasoline pump price increased 2.2 cents the past week on average in Nevada, according to GasBuddy.com, reaching $2.79 a gallon.
The gas price-monitoring website reported that level as of Sunday, and on Monday said pump prices at Carson City stations ranged from a low of $2.59 a gallon at two stations to $2.85 a gallon at a half dozen. Between those two extremes in the state capital and environs, the website reported, these prices prevailed: one station at $2.56, five at $2.57, six at $2.59, one at $2.67 and two at $2.79.
The nationwide average, meanwhile, was reported by GasBuddy.com as of Sunday to have hit $2.45 a gallon, which was a 6.6 cent hike from the previous week.
“Oil prices saw notable gains last week, rising to new 2015 highs,” said Patrick DeHaan, GasBuddy petroleum analyst. “That translated into some hefty gasoline price increases in some states.” DeHaan said no state escaped the blip up, with the largest hikes in the northeastern and eastern parts of the nation.
In Nevada the GasBuddy statewide data was based on a survey of 1,130 gasoline outlets; in Carson City, the Monday postings found on the website involved 23 outlets. The two low-priced capital city leaders were Costco at 700 Old Clear Creek Road and JM Gasoline, 1321 N. Carson St.