And that's also more than a year ago, when New Jersey motorists were paying $2.48.
Meanwhile, the national average price rose 5 cents to $2.74. That's also higher than the national average from a year ago, which was $2.55.
AAA Mid-Atlantic says the rising prices are due in part to the recent shutdown of a leaking oil pipeline near Chicago. The pipeline reopened Friday after being closed for eight days.