Motorists Continue to See Lower Gas Prices in New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -
Motorists, Continue, See, Lower, Gas Prices, New Jersey
Nozzles pump gas into vehicles at a BP gas station, in Hoboken, N.J. New Jersey. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Motorists continue to see lower prices at the pumps in New Jersey.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in the state on Friday was $2.31. That’s down 4 cents from last week.

Motorists were paying $2.11 for gas at this time last year. A 23-cents-per-gallon gas tax increase went into effect Nov. 1.

The price drop marks the third straight week where gas prices have fallen in New Jersey.

The national average gas price on Friday was $2.28, down 3 cents from last week. But that’s slightly lower than the national average from a year ago, when motorists were paying $2.32.

AAA says pump prices have been falling even though demand for gas has grown in recent weeks.