Gas prices were unchanged over the weekend, and actually look the same as they did a week ago, providing some relief in a period of several weeks' duration that has seen the average steadily increase.

AAA Mid-Atlantic said that Philadelphia and its four surrounding counties had a Monday morning average of $3.11, the highest that this region has seen all year; a month ago, the average stood at $3.02. One year ago, area was averaging $2.69.

South Jersey also has seen a $2.92 average for the last week, also the year's high and up from $2.83 a month ago. A year ago? It was $2.46.

The national average remained at $2.98, up from $2.88 a month ago. And a year ago, that average was $2.59. That $2.98 is the highest average reached this year.