The lowest gasoline pump price in Carson City jumped eight cents a gallon in the past week, according to reports that also showed Nevada pump prices up but national costs staying static.
The price listed at four local outlets Monday was $2.87 per gallon, up from the $2.79 per gallon listed a week ago at the then two lowest-priced outlets in Nevada’s capital. The statewide average, as pinpointed in a survey of 1,130 outlets on Sunday, had risen 5.2 cents per gallon to $3.24 when compared with the level the previous Sunday.
In Carson City, Monday’s low was registered at Costco, 700 Old Clear Creek Road, and three Arco stations at 4190 S. Carson St., 720 S. Carson St. and 4190 N. Carson St. The 7-Eleven outlet at 3701 N. Carson St. was at $2.88 a gallon on Monday. A week earlier, the two low Carson City spots at $2.79 a gallon were Costco and Eagle Gas, the latter at 1360 S. Carson St.
Nationally, Sunday’s survey showed the pump price unchanged from a week earlier. That survey recorded the average was $2.76 per gallon.
“With the exception of the West Coast, last week saw gas prices moving lower in many regions,” said Patrick DeHaan, the website’s petroleum analyst. “And last week the story at the pump has been completely about the west coast. Pump prices have surged as a result of a hopefully temporary stoppage of gasoline imports in the west coast, which the region has relied upon thanks to earlier year refinery issues.”
DeHaan said, for example, that areas in California have set records for the highest single day price increases, and “prices will continue to advance for a few more days before things cool off.”
Even though gasoline demand remains historically strong, he said, pump prices in the rest of the nation will resume a downward trend for the time being.
The website said California, at 28 cents per gallon, easily had the highest weekly state increase, followed by Nevada and Ohio at up 5.2 cents a gallon each. Indiana had the greatest decline at 13.1 cents a gallon, the website reported, followed by Michigan at 11.4 cents down and Alaska at 2.7 cents less per gallon.