Gas Prices Rise Across Nation, Tick Up In New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gas prices rose across the nation as a whole and also ticked up in New Jersey last week.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey on Friday was $3.06, up a penny from a week ago. Drivers were paying an average of $2.08 a gallon a year ago at this time.

The national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline was $3.07, up three cents from last week. Drivers were paying an average of $2.08 a gallon a year ago at this time.

Analysts say gas demand dropped and total domestic gas stocks increased, but the increasing price of crude pushed prices up They say if domestic crude prices remain high, drivers will likely see fluctuating gas prices through the end of the month.