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Spring forward: Las Vegas gas prices leap 2 cents

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Las Vegas gas prices rose another two cents on Monday from the previous week.

AAA's Fuel Gauge Report showed Monday's average price of regular unleaded at $3.49 a gallon.

The price on Monday was 25 cents short of the mark reported last year but 15 cents more than the price reported a month ago.

Nationally, the average price of regular unleaded gasoline was reported at $3.52 a gallon, which was unchanged from the price a week ago.

"As I expected, the panic at the pump slowed considerably in the last week, with the national barely grinding out an increase in the last week, " said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "A cooling in oil prices during the previous week heavily influenced last week's quieter increase. While oil prices haven't moved much higher, we are starting to see more chatter about refinery incidents as more of them finish maintenance and get back online, and this can lead to spikes in gasoline prices if several refineries see unexpected outages or longer than normal return to production times, so motorists should be vigilant that while I don't expect prices across the nation to spike significantly, it's a risk that's on the table."

You can view the current average price of gas in Las Vegas at fuelgaugereport.aaa.com.

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