TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Motorists are again 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 $3.04, up 2 cents from a week ago.

That’s also higher than a year ago, when New Jersey motorists were paying $2.63.

Meanwhile, the national average price rose to $3.12, up 2 cents from last week. That’s also higher than the national average from a year ago, which was $2.73.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the higher pump prices in recent weeks have mostly been caused by rising crude oil prices.

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