TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gas prices rose across the nation but dipped in New Jersey amid fears about the possible effect of COVID-19’s omicron variant on the economy.
AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey on Friday was $3.38, down a penny from last week. Drivers were paying an average of $2.42 a gallon a year ago at this time.READ MORE: Social Media Photo Of Student With BB Gun Led To Academy Park High School Lockdown, Delaware County DA Says
The national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline was $3.39, up two cents from last week. Drivers were paying $2.28 a gallon on average a year ago at this time.READ MORE: Hacker Stole Jefferson Health Patients' Billing Information In November Data Breach
Tracy Noble, spokesperson for AAA Mid-Atlantic, says there is great uncertainty about whether the omicron variant will linger or peak quickly and vanish, “and we are seeing this reflected at the pump in the form of uneasy price stability.”MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Postponing COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate For City Workers Again
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