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Gas Prices On The Rise
Gas Prices On The Rise

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AIR DATE: March 1, 2013

According to AAA, nationally the cost of a gallon of gas went up 45 cents in just 31 days. Las Vegas, along with Phoenix and Los Angeles, is in an elite group of cities where the cost of gas has gone up the highest.

So why the increase in what's normally considered a stable month for gas prices? We'll talk with an industry analyst about this trend, and get tips on how you can make your gas dollar go further.

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Stephen Brown, UNLV economics professor and national expert on gas prices

Cynthia Harris, Nevada AAA Representative

 

 

 

 

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    The *only* reason gas prices are rising is that supply has not kept up with demand, and that is largely a matter of taxes and regulation, i.e. high prices are fundamentally a government-caused problem. After all, unfettered free markets naturally strive to provide people with products that they want and need at a price they can afford - and that is obviously not happening with gas prices due to excessive government.
    Tom HurstFeb 22, 2013 16:50:13 PM
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