The inflation “Force” seems to be of the “Darkside” as the rise of gas prices has hit Mesquite, Nevada, as well as all over the nation. Experts within the oil field had started predicting huge inflation in gas prices even before the Russian attack on Ukraine and the invasion beginning on February 24, 2022. Experts had predicted that gas prices will hit as high as $7.00 per gallon before the attack. Now with the full Russian oil pipeline being cut off, the prices are soaring even more.
On March 5th, The Virgin River Times went and took pictures of all of the gas prices signs of all the local gas stations in Mesquite, Nevada. On April 5th, The Virgin River Times then went back around to the same gas stations and took pictures of the gas prices signs. A month later, a lot has changed in the prices of gas within Mesquite, but the actual taxes and prices of gas per barrel have not really increased that much. Stacker.com has compiled stats from AAA and World Population Review with a few other publications’ studies.
In the last week, the oil fell by $0.08 per gallon on average for the National average. This happened after President Joe Biden announced a release of 1 million barrels of oil per day over the next 6 months from the country’s “Strategic Petroleum Reserve”, as stated by him.
However, ExxonMobil announced Monday, that they will be declaring and posting a gigantic profit increase of $2.3 Billion for the first part of 2022. Still, the weekend saw a 3% increase in crude oil in relation to trying and forcing sanctions on Russia in relation to the discovery of war crimes in Ukraine.
As of April 12th, Nevada is the 3rd highest average of gasoline per gallon behind California (#1) and Hawaii (#2). The average is $5.11 per gallon for Nevada while $5.23 for Hawaii and $5.76 for California. Three states have also suspended temporarily gas taxes due to the inflation of gas prices. They are Connecticut, Georgia, and Maryland.
The three cheapest states for gas are Missouri: $3.67, Oklahoma: $3.67, and Kansas: $3.68.
Nevada gas stats:
- Current Average: $5.11 per gallon
- Last week’s change of average: -$0.08 per gallon (-1.5%)
- Year change of average: +$1.75 per gallon (+52.1%)
- March Gas Tax: $0.505 per gallon (6th in Nation)
- Current Gas Tax: $0.24 per gallon (36th in Nation)
- Record high average set this year: $5.25 per gallon (3/29/22)
As of the morning of the 5th of March, the gas prices at local Mesquite Maverik were $4.099 per gallon for unleaded 87 octanes and $4.299 per gallon for diesel, a raise of approximately $0.30 per gallon within a week. Below are the different local Mesquite gas station locations with the price differences compared from March 5th to April 5th.
Maverik, 14 N Sandhill Blvd, Mesquite:
76 Station, 200 Mesa Blvd, Mesquite:
Green Valley Grocery Shell, 290 N Sandhill Blvd #A, Mesquite:
Green Valley Grocery Shell, 910 W Mesquite Blvd, Mesquite:
Smith’s Express, 370 N Sandhill Blvd, Mesquite:
Conoco, 798 W Mesquite Blvd, Mesquite:
Terrible’s, 810 W Mesquite Blvd, Mesquite:
Terrible’s, 70 Falcon Ridge Pkwy, Mesquite:
Sinclair, 121 Falcon Ridge Pkwy, Mesquite:
Eagle’s Landing Flying J, 1057 Lower Flat Top Dr, Mesquite:
Stacker. (2022, April 12). How gas prices have changed in Nevada in the last week. Stacker. https://stacker.com/nevada/how-gas-prices-have-changed-nevada-last-week