Gas prices increase in N.J., around U.S. amid higher demand

Gas prices increase in N.J., around U.S. amid higher demand

Fuel station workers direct prospects to pumps for fill-ups after operating out of fuel earlier within the week following successive storms which blanketed San Bernardino Mountain communities on Friday, March 3, 2023 in Large Bear Lake, CA.

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Fuel costs elevated in New Jersey and across the nation at giant amid elevated demand as hotter spring climate lures motorists again out onto the roads, analysts mentioned.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the typical worth of a gallon of normal fuel in New Jersey on Friday was $3.25, a rise of two cents from final week. Drivers have been paying $4.19 a gallon on common a yr in the past presently.

The nationwide common worth for a gallon of normal gasoline was $3.50, up six cents from final week. Drivers have been paying $4.22 a gallon on common a yr in the past presently.

Analysts say tightening gasoline provides and indicators of slowing inflation have pushed oil costs above the $70 per barrel mark, and that and strong fuel demand are prone to ship costs on the pump greater in the interim.

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