AAA Mid-Atlantic: New Jersey gas prices rise sharply

Motorists continue to see sharply higher prices at the pumps in New Jersey.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in the state on Friday was $2.04, up 6 cents from last week. But that’s still much lower than the price from a year ago, when motorists were paying $2.44.

This marks the ninth straight week that pump prices have risen in New Jersey.

The national average price on Friday was $2.20, up 8 cents from last week. But that’s still much lower than the national average from a year ago, when motorists were paying $2.56.

Analysts say gas prices should remain relatively steady in the coming weeks, barring any major supply disruptions or shortages.

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