HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -  If you thought that gasoline prices were a lot cheaper this time last year, you would be right.  

According to AAA, the average price for a gallon of gasoline on September 11, was $2.78, up one cent from $2.77 last week. That average price for a gallon of regular gasoline is 36 cents higher than a month ago ($2.42) and 80 cents higher than one year ago ($1.98).

Nationally, the average price for a gallon of gas is $2.67, up three cents from last week ($2.64), 31 cents from a month ago ($2.36) and 49 cents from this same time last year ($2.18).

“Regional gasoline supplies dropped last week, reflecting tighter supply due to those refineries remaining offline after Hurricane Harvey,” said Cathleen Lewis, director of public affairs and government relations for AAA Northeast. “As pipelines and refineries return to their full operations, prices should start to decrease later in the month.”