Gas prices rise across nation, tick up in NJ

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Gas price is seen at a Mobil gas station in Vernon Hills, Ill., Sunday, March 21, 2021. Illinois motorists are paying the highest prices for gas of any state in the Midwest, according to AAA. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

TRENTON, N.J. — Gas prices rose across the nation as a whole and also ticked up in New Jersey last week.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey on Friday was $3.06, up a penny from a week ago.

Drivers were paying an average of $2.08 a gallon a year ago at this time.

The national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline was $3.07, up three cents from last week.

Drivers were paying an average of $2.08 a gallon a year ago at this time.

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