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Nevada has second-highest gas prices in US

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The price is displayed after a motorist filled up his vehicle's tank for gasoline available from a pump at a Shell station, Saturday, May 28, 2022, in Commerce City, Colo.

Gas prices in Nevada have reached the second highest in the country, with AAA putting Tuesday's average for regular gas at $5.52 a gallon.

That’s just above third place Hawaii, but not quite as a high at first place California, where the average is $6.37 a gallon.

The national average is $4.91.

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AAA said the cost of a barrel of oil is nearing $120, almost double from last August, as increased oil demand outpaces the tight global supply.

At the same time, demand for gasoline rose last week with a robust Memorial Day weekend of travel.

KNPR’s Morning Edition Host, Rick Andrews, joined Nevada Public Radio as an announcer in 2003, shortly after we split into two stations.