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Gas Prices Soar Yet Again

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If your wallet is feeling a little lighter after the last fill up, you are not alone. Gas prices are at their highest point this year.

According to GasBuddy.com, average gas prices in Nevada have risen a little more than two and a half cents, just in the past week. The statewide average is now $3.71 - three cents higher than the national average of $3.68.

Dean Telles live in Reno. He said it's time prices stop going up. "It's way too high. It's way too high. I think it needs to come down. People are paying way too much to try and get to work."

Jeff Wilcoxson said the inconsistency of gas prices takes a toll on his budget planning. "You have to budget for it. It's hard every month because you get different prices and so you have to budget on what you can do or can't do. This affects your family."

It's not just commuters seeing sticker shock.

Delivery businesses, like Connecticut-based, Edible Arrangements are scrambling for ways to avoid passing higher fuel costs on to customers. "We have to be more conscience of where we are going, and we have to be more conscience of our delivery routes," said Dwayne Pierce.

We are headed into the last week of July and first week of August, which is the peak time for summer vacation travel.

AAA is warning drivers to brace for even higher prices at the pump. The spike in prices are not limited to fewer drivers.

The effects of high gas prices are far reaching for Nevada's inconsistent economy as well.

"I don't drive very often. If I'm not working, I don't driving because it's just too much on the gas prices," said Doris Swank of Reno. "I mean, that's got to be affecting the businesses around because we aren't driving to their businesses and spending our money because the gas is just too much."

One factor in the price spike, according to AAA's Michael Green, is the political turmoil in Egypt and concern that refineries here at home are already operating close to capacity.

"We could see prices go up ten to 15 cents if we see any major storms or glitches at refineries."

Written by Danielle Notthingham and Chris Ciarlo

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