AAA Mid-Atlantic: NJ Gas Prices Up Sharply

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Motorists continue to see sharply higher prices at the pumps in New Jersey.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of regular gasoline on Friday was $3.56, up 12 cents from last week. That’s also much higher than a year ago, when New Jersey motorists were paying $2.68.

Meanwhile, the national average price rose by 11 cents to $3.74. That’s also much higher than the national average from a year ago, which was $2.86.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the rising pump prices in New Jersey are mainly due to the surging crude oil market, which hit a 30-month high this week. Analysts say the surge is mainly due to the ongoing tumultuous situation in Libya, as well as unrest in other Middle East areas and north Africa.

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  • Clark Allen

    I hear you,Robyn. Unleaded in Norwalk, CT is also running from $3.89 – $3.96/gallon. What I do: just put in $10-$15 at a time. If anyone suggest I fill it up, hey help me out here!

  • PM

    Ethanol is the culprit here. It’s being used to falsely manipulate gas prices and is also resulting in increased food shortages around the world. I just read recently that in Mexico, tortilla flour has nearly doubled in price. That’s not a joke in Mexico where a great many people rely on corn flour as a basic necessity. Until now, it was affordable and used to a great extent in the daily lives of many Mexicans.

  • elle

    Robyn, pleasssse. gas in NYC is now $4.51 REGULAR

  • cheddar maker

    im so rich i dont care what the price is.

  • Jen

    Car food. Need gas stamps!

  • robyn

    Boy, you East Coaters do not know what high gas prices are. I live in the northern Wisconsin border-Upper Peninsula of Michigan area, and our diesel fuel at the pump now costs $4.10 and regular gasoline is $3.89. Since there is a worldwide food shortage/speculative market, at least we are not having to put up with ethanol laced gas this time.

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