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Gasoline prices rise nationwide, fall in New Jersey amid COVID-19 fears – CBS Philly

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TRENTON, NJ (AP) – Gas prices rose across the country but fell in New Jersey amid fears about the potential impact of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 on the economy.

According to the AAA Mid-Atlantic, the average gallon of regular gasoline in New Jersey was $ 3.38 on Friday, a penny less than last week. Motorists were paying an average of $ 2.42 per gallon at this point a year ago.

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The national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline was $ 3.39, two cents more than last week. Motorists were paying an average of $ 2.28 per gallon at this point a year ago.

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Tracy Noble, spokeswoman for AAA Mid-Atlantic, says there is great uncertainty as to whether the Omicron variant will linger or quickly peak, “and we are seeing this at the pump in the form of uncertain price stability.”

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