In the round-robin daily challenge of where prices are rising at the pump, South Jersey wins today - for having an average price that held steady.

Not that the price - $3.83 for a gallon of regular no-lead - was easy on the wallet.

The five-county Philadelphia region saw the average price move up a cent, to $3.99, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic.

At the national level, the average price also moved up a penny, to $3.95.

Diesel prices also were up: South Jersey's average is up 2 cents, to $4.76; the Philadelphia region's also is up 2 cents, to $4.99. At the national level, the average for diesel increased 1 cent, to $4.79.

Light, sweet crude fell 90 cents to $130.13 per barrel in premarket electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

At 10:30 a.m. Philadelphia time, the Energy Department is scheduled to release its weekly report on U.S. oil supply; analysts predict that crude inventories rose last week and gasoline inventories fell.