Today should be looking a lot like yesterday at the gas pumps, with averages going unchanged today.
A gallon of regular no-lead continued to cost $2.63 in the five-county Philadelphia area.
South Jersey's average maintained at $2.44, and the national average was still $2.63.
Diesel prices showed some movement: South Jersey's average was up 1 cent overnight, to $2.42, and the national average also was up 1 cent, to $2.54, but Philadelphia's diesel average was unchanged, at $2.72.
Meanwhile, oil prices hovered near $72 a barrel as investor optimism about a global economic recovery pushed crude to fresh highs for the year.
Oil has jumped from below $35 a barrel in March on expectations the worst of a severe U.S. recession was over. Traders are now beginning to price in a recovery and improving demand for crude by the end of the year.
Benchmark crude for July delivery rose as high as $72.18 a barrel and was up 55 cents to $71.88 by afternoon European time in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. On Wednesday, it rose $1.32 to settle at $71.33.