Gasoline prices rose over the weekend in the region and nationally, AAA Mid-Atlantic said Monday.

While pump prices rose an average 2 cents per gallon for the country as a whole - to $2.74 a gallon - the average in Southeastern Pennsylvania rose just a penny, to $2.76 per gallon. In South Jersey, the average rose 3 cents to $2.56, the auto club said.

Crude oil prices surged high above $78 a barrel Monday as China's move to end its two-year peg to the dollar boosted investor confidence in the global recovery and oil demand, the Associated Press reported.