There was no change overnight in the average for a gallon of regular no-lead at the national level ($2.62) and in South Jersey ($2.43), but the average was up 1 cent in the five-county Philadelphia area (to $2.62), according to AAA Mid-Atlantic.
Diesel's national average also was unchanged ($2.52), up 1 cent in South Jersey (to $2.40), and unchanged ($2.71) in the Philly area.
Meanwhile, while crude settled above $70 a barrel for the first time this year, gasoline prices failed to rise overnight for the first time in 42 days, signaling a possible break for motorists as summer driving shifts into high gear.
Benchmark crude for July delivery rose $1.92 to close at $70.01 a barrel in trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange, hitting a new annual high of $70.18 during the afternoon.
On Tuesday, the government joined several banks that have revised their price expectations upward for the year.