Gas Prices Stable Going Into Holiday Weekend

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Gas prices around the nation were stable going into the Labor Day weekend and the end of the summer driving season.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the national average price of regular gas Friday was $2.84 a gallon, unchanged from the previous week. The national average a year ago was $2.45 a gallon.

The average price in New Jersey was $2.86, also unchanged from the previous week. Motorists were paying $2.46 for gas in New Jersey at this time last year.

Analysts say cheaper-to-produce gasoline and relatively stable crude oil prices combined with an anticipated drop in demand should mean lower prices in the coming weeks.