N.J. gas prices still falling sharply

Motorists continue to see sharply 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 $2.90, down 6 cents from last week. That’s also much lower than the price from a year ago, when motorists were paying $3.19.

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

The national average price on Friday was $3.07, down 7 cents from last week. That’s also much lower than the national average from a year ago, when motorists were paying $3.33.

Analysts say the falling gas prices are due to decreased demand and lower crude oil prices.

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