New Jersey gas prices rise slightly

Motorists are seeing slightly 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 $2.01, up a penny from last week. But that’s still lower than the price from a year ago, when motorists were paying $2.18.

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

The national average price on Friday was $2.22, up a penny from last week. But that’s still lower than the national average from a year ago, when motorists were paying $2.45.

Analysts say the higher fuel prices are due to rising crude oil prices, refinery issues in the Gulf Coast and tropical weather systems moving into the Gulf of Mexico.

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