Gasoline prices rise in the United States but not New Jersey

Gasoline prices rise across the country and stay the same in New Jersey. They are expected to drop at the Garden State as a new tax rate ...

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  • Gasoline prices rise across the country and stay the same in New Jersey.
  • They are expected to drop at the Garden State as a new tax rate takes effect.
  • The average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey on Friday was $ 3.22.

Gasoline prices are rising across the country and stayed the same in New Jersey, but are expected to drop in the Garden State as a new tax rate takes effect, say analysts, according to information from Newsbreak and the AP news agency.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey on Friday was $ 3.22, unchanged from a week ago. Drivers were paying an average of $ 2.17 per gallon a year ago.

PRICES

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The national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline was $ 3.19 a penny more than last week. Drivers were paying $ 2.19 per gallon on average a year ago at this time, however the situation changed dramatically this year across the United States.

Analysts say New Jersey drivers should start to see the usual fall in prices fall with the 8.3-cent drop in gas tax. But they warn that 16 percent of oil production in the Gulf of Mexico remains closed due to recent storms and “high oil prices will likely keep pump prices high this fall.”

DISTRIBUTE FUEL

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But the United States is not the only country with this problem, since Britain has been suffering from shortages for days, so the British government’s reserve tanker fleet was deployed to help bring gasoline to empty stations in the United Kingdom. and military drivers will begin operating tanker trucks in the coming days to alleviate the shortage crisis in the country, a senior official said.

Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said the first dozen soldiers trained to operate the trucks will start rolling on the roads in a few days. “Sometimes it takes a few days to deploy the troops. We have decided to do it. I think that in the next few days they are going to see soldiers driving the tanker trucks, ”Kwarteng told reporters. Filed Under: Gasoline Price Rises

Gasoline price rises: SUPPLIES

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He added that the government’s reserve truck fleet, led by civilian drivers, will begin providing “additional logistical capacity to the fuel industry” starting Wednesday. The Petrol Retailers Association, which represents gasoline retailers, reported that Britain’s fuel supply crisis, triggered by a shortage of truck drivers, is beginning to resolve.

Many petrol stations in Britain have closed in the past five days after running out of fuel, a situation exacerbated by hoarding by some motorists. Long lines of vehicles formed next to the stations that were still in service, blocking roads and causing chaos in traffic.

Gasoline price rises: WAIT FOR HOURS

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Some motorists have had to wait for hours to fill their tanks. Gordon Balmer, executive director of the Petrol Retailers Association, said just 27% of its members reported running out of fuel on Wednesday.

“With regular replenishments, we expect the relief (from the shortage) to continue in the next 24 hours,” he said. But the taxi drivers union said a quarter of its members were unable to work Tuesday and there appeared to be little immediate indication of an improvement in the situation.

Gasoline price rises: “IT HAS NOT IMPROVED”

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“It has not improved. The queues at the station – if you can find a station to queue at – are not improving, ”said Steve McNamara, general secretary of the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association.

The supply problems have stemmed from a shortage of up to 100,000 truck drivers due to a combination of factors, including problems caused by the pandemic to driver training, an aging workforce and an exodus of foreign workers after Brexit.

Gasoline rises in price: THEY MAKE LINES

Vehicles queue up outside a BP petrol station in Alton, Hampshire. Picture date: Thursday September 30, 2021. (Photo by Andrew Matthews / PA Images via Getty Images)

Thousands of Britons are currently queuing at petrol stations, causing huge traffic jams and fears that emergency services will not be able to reach those in need.

The government has brought out the army to help and has called on the population not to panic. And of course, when hearing the word panic, that is what people begin to feel, buying gasoline at a volume not seen since September 2000 when a similar crisis paralyzed the entire country.

DISABLED

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In recent months, companies of all kinds have reported stockouts, including fast food outlets like KFC, McDonald’s and Nando’s. The supermarket shelves are also empty.

At first there was not much reaction from the public. It was perhaps a minor inconvenience, but nothing to shake the government or the economy. But everything changed on Thursday when oil companies BP and ExxonMobil announced that they will have to close some gas stations due to a lack of truckers. Filed Under: Gasoline Price Rises

ANTECEDENT

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Many Britons, with the memory of what happened in 2000, knew where the situation was going and decided to go buy gasoline immediately. Others, watching them, or the news on television or on social media, followed suit.

The British government insists that it does not. And you’re right, but to be able to keep the nation’s gas stations running requires the coordination of a myriad of factors. If one or more fails, the entire system breaks down. Filed Under: Gasoline Price Rises

BLAME

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Critics insist Prime Minister Boris Johnson is partly to blame for not tackling the problem of the truck driver shortage. They say that for months the ruler knew that there was a lack of about 100,000 truckers throughout the country.

Re-stocking stores becomes more difficult if a shortage of truckers persists and people continue to demand more and more gasoline. It is a crisis that is self-perpetuating and – as it happened in 2000 – it can paralyze the economy in a matter of days. Filed Under: Gasoline Price Rises

DISMISSES COMPLAINTS

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The current Conservative government, which is a supporter of Brexit, has been trying to dismiss claims that the truck driver shortage is due to Britain’s exit from the European Union.

However, with the British exit, one of the pillars of the EU was eliminated in Great Britain: the free flow of people to the country where they can find employment the most. With Brexit, tens of thousands of truckers returned to their home countries, exacerbating a shortage that was already plaguing the country. Filed Under: Gasoline Price Rises

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