Motorists continue to see lower gas prices in New Jersey

(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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 $2.37. That’s down 2 cents from last week.

Motorists were paying $2 for gas at this time last year. A 23-cents-per-gallon gas tax increase went into effect Nov. 1.

This marks the third straight week that gas prices have fallen in New Jersey.

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The national average gas price on Friday was $2.35, up a penny from last week. That’s also higher than the national average from a year ago, when motorists were paying $2.19.

AAA says gas prices could rise in the coming days, depending on the damage Hurricane Harvey causes on the Gulf Coast.

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