NJ Gasoline Prices Take Another Jump

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Motorists are seeing slightly higher prices at the pumps in New Jersey.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of regular gasoline in the Garden State on Friday was $2.88, up a penny from a week ago.

That’s also higher than a year ago, when New Jersey motorists were paying $2.52.

Meanwhile, the national average price rose to $2.90, up 4 cents from last week. That’s also higher than the national average from a year ago, which was $2.63.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the rising pump prices are due to rising crude oil prices, which hit 2010 highs of $89.19 a barrel on Friday.

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  • Annette

    We need to invest in alternative energy so the oil companies and OPEC will stop controlling our lives!

  • John

    The economy will never improve as long as there is uncertainty regarding gas prices at the pump. People cannot spend as they used to only to all of a sudden have gas prices rise to $4 or $5 a gallon. Their budgets unlike the Federal government are fixed. At $89 a barrel fuel prices should be at an average of around $2.20 based on prices when it was over $189 a barrel. It’s all about corporate greed and we continue to pay. Stop driving on weekends. Stay at home or near home with the kids and have quality time together. Oil and gas companies can go F… themselves.

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