ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - The average price for gasoline is at its lowest level since 2009.

According to the AAA website, gas prices are hovering slightly above $2.00 per gallon, with the average cost of filling a 15-gallon tank at $34, compared to last year this time when the same 15 gallons cost $49.

For drivers looking for some of the lowest gas prices in Millburn, South Orange and Maplewood, the following are the lowest according GasBuddy.com, as of Dec. 28:

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$2.15 - Delta - 252 Irvington Ave. & Tichenor Ave., South Orange

$2.21 - 76 - 2018 Springfield Ave. & Millburn Ave., Maplewood

$2.29 - Sunoco - 1429 Springfield Ave., Maplewood

$2.29 - Delta - 543 Valley St. & Oakland Road, Maplewood

$2.45 - Shell - 587 Millburn Ave. & Morris Turnpike, Short Hills

$2.49 - Sunoco - 500 Millburn Ave. & Short Hills Ave., Short Hills