Gas Prices Rise In Nj, Around Nation

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gas prices rose across the nation and in New Jersey, but analysts say they expect pump prices to level off in coming days and weeks.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey on Friday was $3.85, up eight cents from last week. Drivers were paying $3.45 a gallon on average a year ago at this time.

The national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline was $3.79, up three cents from last week. Drivers were paying $3.41 a gallon on average a year ago at this time.

Analysts expect supplies to increase as refinery maintenance comes to an end, which will likely lead to stabilized if not declining gas prices.