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Gas prices trend up in New Jersey, around nation

March 2, 2019

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gas prices are still trending upward as crude prices remain about $55 and refineries continue seasonal maintenance that can temporarily limit production.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey was $2.47 Friday, up four cents from a week ago. That’s still below the $2.60 a gallon at this time a year ago.

The national average gas price Friday was $2.42 a gallon, also up four cents from last week — but also below the national average of $2.54 a year ago.

Analysts expect an uptick in gas prices influenced by fluctuating crude oil prices and refinery maintenance season production cuts.