Wayne, N.J., — New Jersey’s average gas price dropped five cents from last week to this week's average of $2.49 ($2.54), according to AAA. Motorists are seeing gas prices that are 15 cents cheaper than a month ago ($2.61), but 17 cents more than motorists were paying a year ago ($2.32), said the organization.
AAA Northeast’s February 10th survey of fuel prices found the current national average to be $2.43, down four cents from a week ago ($2.47).
However, Madison drivers are seeing gas prices in the Madison are higher than the national average. The Gulf on Main Street and the Shell on Main Street are both selling gas for $2.69 a gallon.
“Crude oil prices are at their cheapest point in a year,” said Robert Sinclair, Manager of Media Relations for AAA Northeast. “That, plus steady gasoline supply levels and low demand have helped to push local average prices lower – six cents cheaper than three weeks ago.”
Around the region, gas prices dropped as well. Motorists in Connecticut are paying $2.56, four cents cheaper than last week ($2.60). New York and Pennsylvania drivers are paying three cents cheaper than last week - $2.62 ($2.65) and $2.63 ($2.66), respectively. Pennsylvania (8) and New York (9) are on the list of most expensive states to buy gas this week. Connecticut is 12th and New Jersey is 18th.