Gas Prices Shoot Up in NJ, Around Nation Amid Mild Weather
Gas prices shot up in New Jersey and around the country at large amid increased demand during unusually mild weather and a slight increase in crude oil prices.
AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey on Friday was $3.45, up 13 cents from last week. Drivers were paying $3.39 a gallon on average a year ago at this time.
The national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline was $3.50, an increase of 11 cents for the second week in a row. Drivers were paying $3.34 a gallon on average a year ago at this time.
Analysts say the cost of oil hitting $80 a barrel has combined with the rising temperatures to put “a lot of upward pressure on gas prices at the moment.”
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