Motorists continue to see lower gas prices in New Jersey

    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 $2.35. That’s down 3 cents from last week.

    Motorists were paying $2.13 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 second straight week where gas prices have fallen in New Jersey.

    The national average gas price on Friday was $2.31, down 4 cents from last week. But that’s slightly lower than the national average from a year ago, when motorists were paying $2.36.

    AAA says pump prices have remained steady due to lower than expected demand and an oversupply of gas.

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