- Associated Press - Saturday, May 21, 2016

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Motorists are seeing sharply 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 $2.12, up 5 cents from last week. But that’s still much lower than the price from a year ago, when motorists were paying $2.53.

The national average price on Friday was $2.27, up 6 cents from last week. But that’s still much lower than the national average from a year ago, when motorists were paying $2.72.

Analysts say gas prices are rising due higher crude oil prices brought about by wildfires in Canada and supply disruptions in other oil-producing countries.

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