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Gas prices creep higher in NJ, around nation

April 24, 2021 GMT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gas prices have been creeping higher in New Jersey and around the nation, analysts say.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey on Friday was $2.90, up four cents from a week ago. Drivers were paying an average of $2.03 a gallon a year ago at this time.

The national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline was $2.88, up two cents from last week. Drivers were paying an average of $1.79 a gallon a year ago at this time.

Analysts say gas prices seem high compared to the cost a year ago “when most of the country was on lockdown due to the pandemic ... but current prices are on par with what was seen in 2019.”