AAA Mid-Atlantic: New Jersey Gas Prices Rise Slightly

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Motorists are seeing slightly higher prices at the pumps in New Jersey.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in New Jersey on Friday was $3.31, up 2 cents from last week. But that’s still much lower than the price from a year ago, when motorists were paying $3.74.

The increase ends a nine-week stretch where prices had fallen sharply in New Jersey.

Meanwhile, the national average price rose by a penny to $3.52. That’s still much lower than the national average from a year ago, when motorists were paying $3.80.

Analysts say the rising prices are due to higher crude oil prices and positive domestic and global economic news.

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