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Gas prices rise in NJ, around nation amid crude price hike

February 5, 2022 GMT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gas prices shot up across the nation and also rose again in New Jersey as crude oil prices increased amid what analysts called uncertainty over Russia’s intentions toward Ukraine.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey on Friday was $3.44, up three cents from last week. Drivers were paying an average of $2.57 a gallon a year ago at this time.

The national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline was $3.42, up seven cents from last week. Drivers were paying $2.44 a gallon on average a year ago at this time.

Tracy Noble, spokesperson for AAA Mid-Atlantic, says tensions between Russia and Ukraine have been pushing crude oil prices higher “almost daily.”