N.J. gas prices hit record high

April 18, 2008 3:30:59 PM PDT
Garden State drivers are paying more than ever for gas. AAA reports that gas in New Jersey averages $3.19 for regular, a penny higher than the prior record in September 2005. The price was almost $2.67 a year ago.

However, gas in New Jersey is cheaper than in most of the country, largely due to the state's low gas tax.

The national average is nearly $3.45 a gallon, compared to almost $2.87 a year ago.

Pump prices are fueled by record prices for crude oil this week, blamed in part by a weakening dollar.

Little relief is in sight. Gas prices typically rise for the summer vacation season.