There were 1-cent increases all around at the gas pumps today.
The average for a gallon of regular no-lead was at $2.63, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic.
South Jersey's average was at $2.44 today.
The national average was $2.63.
Diesel was up 1 cent all around: in the Philly area (to $2.72), in South Jersey (to $2.41) and at the national level (to $2.53).
Today, 39 states and Washington have an average gas price of $2.50 or more. South Carolina has the lowest state average, at $2.41.
California had the highest state average, at $2.93, followed by Hawaii ($2.92) and Alaska ($2.85).
Meanwhile, oil prices surged again to a new high for the year, with investors pouring money into crude markets as a hedge against inflation.
Adding to crude's advance was new government data showing an uptick in U.S. demand for gasoline, and a report from oil giant BP PLC that said the world's proved oil reserves fell in 2008, the first drop in a decade.
Benchmark crude for July delivery rose $1.06 to $71.07 a barrel in trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange after earlier touching $71.79. On Tuesday, it jumped $1.92 to close at $70.01.
As the U.S. currency has lost value over the last several months, crude prices have doubled largely from the influx of cash from Wall Street.