LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — With fewer people driving because of the coronavirus outbreak, gas prices are dropping. For the first time in four years, triple-a says the national average for a gallon of gas fell below $2.
The average price for a gallon of regular gas in Nevada is $2.66 a gallon which is nearly 40-cents lower than last year at this time.
8 News Now found gas selling at a gas station at Charleston and Jones bouldvards for $2.34 a gallon and the price is lower than that at membership retailers such as Costco and Sam’s Club – where you can find it for a $1.99.
“You’re at home, I’m also at home so the demand for gasoline has decreased significantly. There’s also a price war that’s happening between Saudi Arabia and Russia and that’s also driving the price of crude oil down,” said Sergio Avila, public relations specialist, AAA Nevada.
Here are a few tips from AAA for those who are staying home.
- Don’t engage the parking brake when storing your car – it could become frozen or cause the brake pads to rust.
- Increase tire pressure by 10 psi each to help flat spots from forming.
- Drive at least once a week to keep all parts moving.
Gas prices are still higher on the west coast compared to the rest of the nation.