Gas Prices on the Rise in New Jersey, Across the Nation

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Gas prices are on the rise in New Jersey and across America due to crude oil prices reaching $55 and refineries in seasonal maintenance that can temporarily limit production.

AAA Mid-Atlantic officials say the average gas price in New Jersey was $2.49 on Friday, March 8th, up two cents from a week before, but below the $2.58 a gallon it was this time last year.

The national average gas price on Friday, March 8th, was $2.46 a gallon, up four cents from last week but also below the national average of $2.53 a year ago.

Analysts say drivers can see gas prices to increase in the coming weeks due to increasing demand and reduced gasoline supply, with the nationwide switchover to summer-blend gasoline by May 1st also a factor.

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