Gas prices continue to rise in N.J. amid spike in crude oil price and overseas tensions –

Bad news for New Jersey drivers: Gasoline prices shot up across the nation and also rose again in the Garden State as crude oil prices increased amid what analysts called uncertainty over Russia’s intentions toward Ukraine.

The average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey on Friday was $3.44, up 3 cents from last week, according to the latest data from AAA Mid-Atlantic. Drivers were paying an average of $2.57 a gallon a year ago at this time.

The national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline was $3.42, up 7 cents from last week. Across the nation, drivers were paying $2.44 a gallon on average a year ago at this time.

Tracy Noble, a spokesperson for AAA Mid-Atlantic, says tensions between Russia and Ukraine have been pushing crude oil prices higher “almost daily.”

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