Gas prices still climbing in NJ, nation as states reopen

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gas prices are still climbing in New Jersey and around the nation as states reopen and drivers head out on the road more following restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey on Friday was $2.10, up two cents from a week ago. Drivers were paying $2.76 a gallon at this time last year.

The national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline was $2.11, also up two cents in the last week. The national average was $2.67 at this time a year ago.

Analysts say higher demand will send prices up in the coming weeks, but drivers shouldn't expect to see the typical summer gas price spike since the demand isn't expected to be enough to drive down gas supplies.