LAS VEGAS (AP) — A gallon of gas in Nevada costs an average of $3.49 after prices tumbled 33 cents in the past month.

AAA says that prices are down 5 cents from the same time last year. Nevada’s numbers are slightly higher than the national average of $3.38.

Prices were highest in Elko, where regular unleaded gas averages $3.75 per gallon. North Las Vegas and Las Vegas tied for the cheapest, with an average of $3.42.

The cheapest gas in the country is in the Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson metro area in South Carolina. The average price of a gallon there is $2.98.

Wailuku, Hawaii has the nation’s most expensive gas at $4.41 per gallon.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.


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