HAMILTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey gas prices have hit the $3 a gallon mark.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of regular gasoline in the Garden State hit the unwelcome level on Tuesday.

The current price is 47 cents a gallon more than a year ago, when the average was $2.53 a gallon.

Higher oil prices have raised gasoline pump prices above $3 a gallon in many parts of the country. AAA says the national average for regular gasoline on Tuesday was $3.07 a gallon, 41 cents higher than a year ago.

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