AAA Mid-Atlantic: Gas prices rise slightly in New Jersey

Drivers in New Jersey are paying a about penny more per gallon for gas compared with a week ago.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in the state on Friday was $1.98, up just 1 cent from last week. That’s lower than last year, when motorists were paying of $2.34 per gallon.

The national average price on Friday was $2.12, also up 1 cent compared with last week but lower than last year’s average price of $2.48.

Analysts say the low price of gas is resulting in more drivers taking to the roads and could result in higher prices if demand outpaces supply.

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Still, they analysts say gas prices are not expected to reach las summer’s peak price of $2.62 per gallon.

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