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.