- Associated Press - Saturday, June 20, 2015

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Motorists continue to see higher prices at the pumps in New Jersey.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in the state on Friday was $2.62, up 2 cents from last week. But that’s still much lower than the price from a year ago, when motorists were paying $3.59.

This marks the fifth straight week that pump prices have risen in New Jersey.

The national average price on Friday was $2.80, up a penny from last week. But that’s also much lower than the national average from a year ago, when motorists were paying $3.68.

Analysts say pump prices will likely drop in the coming weeks, noting there are abundant crude oil supplies and refineries are completing their seasonal maintenance work.

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