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 $1.56, down 3 cents from last week. That’s also much lower than the price from a year ago, when motorists were paying $2.16.
The national average price on Friday was $1.73, up a penny from last week. But that’s still much lower than the national average from a year ago, when motorists were paying $2.34.
Analysts say gas prices could rise in the coming weeks, as refineries conduct annual maintenance and continue the process to bring summer-blend gasoline to the market.
But they also note that demand for gas remains low while supplies are soaring.