Regional gas prices rose last week and reached an average of $3.22 per gallon on Monday for regular fuel, up from the previous week’s price of $3.18 per gallon, according to Energy Information United States Administration.
The average price of fuel in the Mid-Atlantic region, which includes New Jersey, has fallen about 4 cents since last month. According to the EIA, gas prices in the region over the past year fell to $3.18 on January 15, 2024 and to $3.85 on August 7, 2023.
A year ago, the average gas price in the Mid-Atlantic region was 10 percent higher, at $3.58 per gallon.
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The average gas price in the United States last week was $3.10, making prices in the Mid-Atlantic region about 3.9% higher than the national average. The national average gas price is up from last week’s average of $3.06 per gallon.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s tally of prices in the Mid-Atlantic states also includes Delaware, Maryland, New York and Pennsylvania.
The USA TODAY Network is publishing localized versions of this story on its news sites across the country, generated from data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Please leave your comments or corrections for this story here. This story was written by Ozge Terzioglu.
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