Gasoline’s pump price jumped more than a dime in Nevada the past week, but Carson City’s stations are still well below the statewide average of $2.52 per gallon.
According to the online website GasBuddy.com on Monday, the pump price for unleaded regular the previous day was 10.2 cents higher than a week earlier. But in Carson City, many stations posted lower prices and the lowest pair on Monday included the Arco station at 2707 US 50 E and the Golden Gate station across the street, at 2651 US 50 E. Both were advertising $2.17 a gallon at mid-afternoon.
Registering $2.19 a gallon were the 7-Eleven at 3838 US 50 E, the Costco pumps at 700 Old Clear Creek Road, and Maverik at 1451 College Parkway.
The Arco station at 4340 S. Carson St. was at $2.21 a gallon, while the Arco stations at 720 S. Carson St. and 1017 N. Carson St., along with Smith’s at 505 E. William St., listed their price as $2.23. The Arco at 4190 S. Carson St. was at $2.25 per gallon. Other Carson City stations, the website reported, were at $2.29 or more.
The statewide average of more than $2.50 a gallon, meanwhile, was as usual based on the GasBuddy survey of 1,130 Nevada stations. It compared with a national average reported by the website of $2.29 per gallon on Sunday, which was only 4.7 cents per gallon higher than a week earlier.
“The seasonal lift in gasoline prices remains well under way across the country,” said Patrick DeHaan, GasBuddy’s senior petroleum analyst. He said the West Coast is experiencing “the most excruciating rate of price increases.” California, for example, won what the website on Monday called the “‘home run’ contest” with prices rising more than an average of 15 cents per gallon during the previous week.