EDISON - Gas prices across the Garden State are on the rise.

The average price for a gallon of regular gas in New Jersy is $3.61, according to AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge report. Prices across the state have gone up for 24 days straight. AAA says prices have gone up 42 cents this year in the Mid Atlantic region.

Along the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway, a gallon of regular gas has hit $3.60 today.

Experts say prices could reach a record $4.25 by late April. The surge in gas prices follows an increase in the price of oil.

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