Gas Prices Rise to Levels Not Seen Since Last Fall

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -
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Gas prices continue to rise across the nation to levels not seen since last fall.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the national average gas price Friday was $2.53 a gallon, up seven cents from last week and the same as the national average a year ago.

Analysts say a jump in prices in the spring is typical due to increased demand and the changeover to the more expensive summer blend gasoline in the coming weeks.