Nevada state gas prices register as the fifth highest in the nation, due to refinery issues on the West Coast that continue to push prices upward.
Today’s Nevada prices are registering at $2.48 a gallon of unleaded regular, up $0.04 per gallon from a AAA fuel gauge report of August 9, 2016.
In all Nevada metro areas tracked by AAA, Reno is registering the state’s highest pump price, with drivers paying an average price of $2.69 per gallon for unleaded regular gas.
Carson City is registering Nevada’s lowest price, at $2.36 a gallon.
The national average price for unleaded gasoline is expected to keep moving lower as we head into fall, barring any unexpected disruptions in supply or spikes in the price of crude oil.
Pump prices typically decline during this time of year due to lower driving demand after the busy summer driving season has concluded and the changeover from summer-blend to a cheaper-to-produce winter-blend gasoline, which takes place in many parts of the country starting on September 15.
The difference between summer and winter-blend gasoline involves the Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) of the fuel.
RVP is a measure of how easily the fuel evaporates at a given temperature. The more volatile a gasoline (higher RVP), the easier it evaporates.