Gasoline and diesel prices are climbing back into record territory, up 33-cents per gallon in a month.

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The average price for a gallon of regular gas rose above $4.40 per gallon over the weekend and is now at $4.45. According to AAA, that is a new record.

A week ago, regular gasoline was selling for $4.23 per gallon. One month ago, it was $4.12. One year ago, prices had just risen above $3 per gallon.

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Five New Jersey counties are seeing average prices for regular gas topping $4.50 per gallon: Atlantic, Cape May, Essex, Ocean, and Somerset.

The cheapest gas, on average, is in Sussex County, with an average of $4.36 per gallon.

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Prices for diesel fuel are continuing on their record-setting pace. Up nearly one dollar per gallon in a month, diesel is now averaging $6.21 a gallon in New Jersey. That is nearly double what truckers were paying last year at this time.

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The new record prices come even as demand for gasoline continues to drop.

Oil prices are the biggest driver of price increases. Above $100 per barrel for months, oil is trading at $108 as of Monday morning. Prices for oil on the world market remain the highest since 2014 and remain the primary driver of gasoline prices.

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