FLORHAM PARK, NJ - After a month of steady drops in the price of gasoline, AAA's January 2 survey of prices show that the average price of a gallon of gas in New Jersey rose six cents from a week ago. The average price is two cents higher than one month ago ($2.54) and 12 cents higher than one year ago ($2.44).

“Although prices at the pump nationally went up over the holidays, motorists can expect to see prices trend cheaper this month as we are likely to see a significant drop in gasoline demand with the holidays now in the rear view mirror,” said Cathleen Lewis, director of public affairs and government relations for AAA Northeast.