Gas prices rise in NJ, around nation amid higher demand

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gas prices rose in New Jersey and went up more sharply around the country at large amid increased demand and higher crude oil prices. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey on Friday was $3.32, up five cents from last week. According to the Associated Press the national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline was $3.39, an increase of 11 cents from last week. Analysts say demand for gasoline is usually lackluster at this time of year, but a mild winter in much of the country seems to have encouraged more people to get out on the road, pushing prices higher.