Paying more at the pump: New Jersey’s average price for a gallon of gas rises to $4.27

Prices at the pump are skyrocketing across New Jersey, with the crisis overseas between Russia and Ukraine certainly playing a part.

News 12 Staff

Mar 8, 2022, 10:20 AM

Updated 831 days ago

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Prices at the pump are skyrocketing across New Jersey, with the crisis overseas between Russia and Ukraine certainly playing a part.
According to AAA, New Jersey’s average price for a gallon of gas sits at $4.27 today, while the national average sits at $4.17.
“From the jump we had last week to this week, it’s a big difference,” says Chanelle Durand, of Edison.
Gas in the Garden State hit an all-time high Monday of $4.17 a gallon -- up eight cents from Sunday. Just a week ago, we were at about $3.65. So, finding ways to save is imperative.
“I’m just using the fuel app. You know if you buy coffee from Dunkin' Donuts, you get 10 cents per gallon off, so that’s been helping a little bit. It’s getting pretty high, yeah,” says Durand.
Quitting the long drives is one way to save. Another way is to shop around. Experts say drivers shouldn’t simply gas up at the nearest station but should instead look for a station with a lower price.
“Say if you get like a thousand points, dollar off a gallon,” says Mathews. “It’s 10 cents for every 100 points you get from them. You can only get it at Shell, it was $4.49 with a credit card, and it dropped it down to $2.99. It would’ve been $90 to fill it. So, we got $30 off - So, it cost me $60 to fill it.”
Experts say there are a few reasons for the high prices. One is demand. People are travelling and commuting to work again. The other is the war in Ukraine. The price of oil went up to $100 per barrel the day that Russia launched its invasion. That's the highest in seven years.


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