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, Morristown drivers are seeing gas prices in the Morristown area that are slightly higher than the national average. Sunoco on East Hanover Avenue is selling gas for $2.47 a gallon. Lukoil on Washington Street and Gulf on Speedwell Avenue are both selling gas for $2.49 a gallon. The highest price for gas was found at the Shell on Speedwell Avenue, which is selling gas for $2.89 a gallon.

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“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.


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