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Gas prices increase again in NJ, around nation at large

October 30, 2021 GMT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Drivers in New Jersey and around the nation are still seeing prices at the pump go up amid increasing demand.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey on Friday was $3.45, up 2 cents from a week ago. Drivers were paying an average of $2.21 a gallon a year ago at this time.

The national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline was $3.40 up three cents from last week. Drivers were paying $2.14 a gallon on average a year ago at this time.

Analysts say robust demand as the economy recovers from the depths of the pandemic is combining with high crude prices to move gas prices to a level not seen since the fall of 2014.