NEW JERSEY -- Gas prices continue to rise both nationally and in New Jersey, with today’s average price for a gallon of gas up three cents since last week nationally and one cent in the Garden State.

AAA’s January 9th survey of gas prices found in New Jersey, motorists are paying an average of $2.45, one cents more than a week ago ($2.44), 13 cents more than a month ago ($2.32) and 63 cents more than the same date in 2016 ($1.82). The national average price for a gallon of gas is $2.37, three cents more than one week ago ($2.34), 17 cents more than one month ago ($2.20), and 36 cents higher the same time last year ($1.99).

Around the region, the average price for a gallon increased by two cents in Connecticut (from $2.47 to $2.49) and New York (from $2.52 to $2.54) and eight cents in Pennsylvania (from $2.57 to $2.65).

The AAA Gas Prices website is an up-to-date resource for fuel price information. Search average gas prices by regular, plus, premium and diesel on national and state levels.