PETALUMA, CALIFORNIA - MAY 18: Gas prices over $6.00 per gallon are displayed at a gas station on May 18, 2022 in Petaluma, California. Gas prices in California have surpassed $6.00 per gallon for the first time ever. The average price per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in California is at $6.05 and $6.29 in the San Francisco Bay Area. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

As gas prices continue to rise throughout the country, the Garden State has seen a 12% surge in gas prices within the past month.

As of Tuesday, June 7th, the price for regular unleaded gasoline is now costing NJ residents an average of $5.19 per gallon according to the American Automobile Association.

To put these astronomical prices into perspective, last year the New Jersey consumer was paying an average of $3.61 per gallon at the pump.

These numbers are hurting everybody, but people are still filling up their tanks because the use of self transportation is essential for us to get through the day. We all need to get to work, take the kids to school, go grocery shopping, etc. But doing these basic tasks is starting to become a burden as people see their pockets getting slimmer every time they need to fill up.

Will the prices go back to normal? All we can do is hope & pray for a change to come soon in New Jersey.

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