Drivers see little change in gas prices

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Drivers in New Jersey and across the nation are seeing little if any change in prices at the pump despite the Gulf Coast hurricane.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey on Friday was $2.82, a penny higher than last week and below the average $2.90 at this time last year.

The national average gas price Friday was $2.78 a gallon, also up a penny from last week but also below the average of $2.85 at this time last year.

Analysts say an increase in gasoline inventories and a dip in crude prices helped keep gas prices stable on the East Coast, and also helping were imports shipped after the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery explosion in June.